Here at the Pike Place Market Foundation, a slice of pie is much more than delicious crust and fruit filling – it’s the difference between hungry and nourished, sick and healthy, homeless and housed.
On Tuesday, May 20 we celebrated our annual Cut the Pie Awards, granting $784,000 to vital services here in the Market. Here are the results:
Pike Market Medical Clinic received $275,000; that’s enough to cover the unfunded healthcare costs of 13,640 visits or 48% of total visits to Pike Market Medical Clinic.
Pike Market Senior Center received $190,000 to cover 30% of their operating funds for the next year, including its meal program, wellness activities, employment services and case management.
Pike Market Child Care & Preschool received $180,000 to fund tuition assistance for 1 year for 18 children whose families are low-income and do not qualify for a state subsidy.
Pike Market Food Bank received $70,000 to cover the cost of 13,700 visits to the Food Bank.
The Food Access Program received a $46,000 grant, which will support the Market’s food stamp (SNAP) matching program and “Market Bucks.” These two programs increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for low-income shoppers at Pike Place Market.
Heritage House at the Market received $20,000 to provide new mattresses for the Market’s frailest seniors.
The Community Safety Net Fund received $3,000 to assist our Market neighbors with emergency financial assistance.
We couldn’t do this important work without you! Thank you to our community for all of the many ways you support the work of The Market Foundation. Together, we end hunger, care for the sick, educate kids, and find homes for those without – all right here at Pike Place Market.
Thank you to Cutters Crabhouse for donating the food and venue for this event!