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. Programming is broken down into for components: shopping programs, pilot programs, education, and the Secret Garden.
Shopping programs increase affordable access to fresh fruits and vegetables for low-income shoppers and partner agencies. In 2018, our shopping programs helped low-income neighbors with 5,115 Market shopping trips, allowing these shoppers to invest in their health with $214,000 spent on fresh fruits and vegetables. Pilot programs allow Market agencies to incubate ideas focused on decreasing barriers to food in our community. For example, the Preschool Pilot tested a low barrier grocery pick-up program for working families using the Childcare as a model. Education programming is focused on information acquisition, experiential learning and community engagement around food. The Secret Garden is a community led intergenerational garden that provides produce to the Pike Market Food Bank and programming for our Legacy Partners.
Call The Market Commons at 206.774.5315 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the Food Access Program!