Food Access Program

Pike Place Market Foundation

The Food Access Program at The Market Commons strives to create an equitable path for all people at Pike Place Market to establish and maintain food security.

Access to quality food has always been at the center of Pike Place Market: in 1907, Seattle residents and local farmers established the Market as a place for farmers to sell affordable produce direct to customers.

This mission continues today through the Food Access Program at The Market Commons, so that residents and workers can enjoy the abundance of the Market regardless of income.

Programming is broken down into four components: shopping programs, pilot programs, education, and the Secret Garden. These programs aim to increase the purchase power of low-income shoppers and partner agencies, promote access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and provide educational opportunities for our community to connect and establish a culture around food.

Last year, our shopping programs helped our neighbors with 16,112 Market shopping trips, allowing these shoppers to invest in their health with $224,407 spent on fresh fruits and vegetables.

Call The Market Commons at  206.774.5315 or email at info@marketcommons.org for more information about the Food Access Program!