A 2019 video connecting PMSC-FB's past and present.

Board of Directors

President: Noel Chrisman
Vice President: Sydny Carter
Treasurer: Constance Yenne

Members at large:
Nicole Gaines-Phelps
Pamela Hinckley
Oralia Lynch
Lynn Rowland
Tim Tomlinson
Julian Whitford
Trent Whitford


Mission Statement

In Downtown Seattle, the Pike Market Senior Center strives to make each day better and safer for older adults; the Pike Market Food Bank serves people of all ages who face hunger. Together, we provide services, activities, and support to promote healthier, more self-sufficient and fulfilling lives.


In the 1970s, the visionaries who restored the Pike Place Market embraced
the senior citizens living downtown and mandated the inclusion of low-income
housing to preserve the essential character of the Market. 

The Pike Market Senior Center sprang out of this community's need for a
place to gather and socialize. PMSC has grown in response to the needs of
this community and those of the population of homeless seniors who live


About 1,500 seniors visit each year for free meals, healthy activities, and access to skilled social workers.

The Pike Market Food Bank (originally the Downtown Food Bank) joined with the Senior Center in 1981 and
provides free groceries to anyone experiencing food insecurity. PMFB
serves over 6,600 clients.