What is Walk for Rice?

Walk for Rice is a fund-raising event featuring a 2.5 mile walk/run. Each year, over 1,000 participants help raise money for Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) to buy rice and other food for the ACRS Food Bank.

When and where?

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017, 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Seward Park (5902 Lake Washington Blvd S) in Seattle.

How do I get there?

ACRS offers shuttle service from our building on 3639 MLK Jr. Way S. You can park for free in our lot and catch the bus to Seward Park. Shuttles begins at 8 a.m. and continue every 20-30 minutes until 1 p.m. NOTE: PARKING IS LIMITED AT SEWARD PARK. Please make arrangements to carpool or use public transit. Metro Route 50 serves the Seward Park area. Visit Metro Trip Planner for more personalized routes.

Who participates?

As ACRS’ signature community event, Walk for Rice brings in a diverse crowd of families, church groups, sororities and fraternities, professional associations and others. We're proud to partner with major businesses and nonprofits including Pepsi, Boeing, Microsoft and the University of Washington. All ages are welcome – so are friendly, leashed dogs.

Why is participating in the Walk important?

The ACRS Food Bank is the one of the most visited food banks in King County, and the only one in the state that regularly provides foods that are familiar to the Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) diet. Each year, more than 5,136 people rely on our food bank and nutrition programs to have enough to eat. Neary 70% of our clients are children under 18 years or seniors the average age of 73 years old. Most come from low-income, AAPI households. Our food bank is located in Seattle’s Chinatown International District and provides items like rice, tofu, noodles, fish and fresh produce. Our goal is to help clients lead healthy lives by providing them with nutritious food.

How can I help?


  • REGISTER TO WALK! Sign up now and join a tradition of thousands of walkers supporting the ACRS Food Bank.
  • START A TEAM. Be a team captain and lead your friends and family in the fight against hunger
  • DONATE NOW. Every grain counts. All gifts, monetary or food, make a difference. We even accept unopened bags of rice on site!
  • VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME. Helping out Walk for Rice is a great way to meet people, have fun and support a wonderful cause. Contact our Volunteer Program Manager at (206)695-7637 or volunteer@acrs.org.