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We rely on your support and actions to help us meet the requirements of our mission – to feed hungry people all over Tacoma, Pierce County, and Washington State. The best way for you to know how you can help is to sign up for updates! We’ll periodically send emails and text messages to let you know what’s happening and how you can help us make sure your Washington neighbors have the healthy food they and their children need.

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Vote for Food is Free Tacoma to Win the Seahawks Tundra

Vote for Food is Free Tacoma to win the Seahawks Tundra! We'll put it to great use, fighting hunger and giving hope to neighbors who need it for years to come.
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Sponsorships Available for Food Independence Gardens

There is still time for you to apply! The application deadline for our AARP sponsored Food Independence Gardens (FIGs) has been extended through the end of October! If you would like a FIG built and meet the requirements listed below please apply now!
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Food banks aren’t the whole answer

Don't get us wrong - food banks serve an important purpose.. The food bank model, however, has a lot of problems. It's time for us to make a commitment, and build real food security infrastructure to help our neighbors.

Do you understand what it means to provide a sharing table?

If you have everything you need, open your heart to others, and to those who are trying to help them. Let's all make the world a better place by sharing.

Keeping The Lights On

We work hard every single day to find food – we go pick up donations, we glean food from properties all over Tacoma and Pierce County, we transport it where it needs to go to be picked up by those who need it. We build streetside gardens, fill them up with donated soil, and maintain them throughout the year. We do everything we can to provide life-sustaining nutrition to needy families all over Tacoma, Pierce County, and soon, the entire State of Washington.

What’s the Hard Part? Paying the bills!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Become A Sustaining Partner

We’re looking for a few good neighbors!

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Fundraising Priorities

We run a tight ship!

The food we give away is free to those receiving it, but operating Food Is Free Washington isn’t.

We rely on the support of the local community (that’s YOU) to make our farms, gardens, and distribution network possible.

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FIFW Gardening Tips

from Food Is Free Washington and Ursula Thompson

6 Ways to Know That Your Apples and Pears Are Ready to Pick

6 Ways to Know That Your Apples and Pears Are Ready to Pick - Follow these simple tips to learn when your tree is ready to harvest.
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Green Lacewings – A Friendly Predator for Your Garden

Let's talk about green lacewings - there is no other better predator to consume vast quantities of eggs and the soft bodies of aphids, mealy-bugs, spider mites, leaf hopper nymphs, caterpillar eggs, scales, thrips, and white-flies.