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Food Independence Gardens

Triple Earl Gardens

Ted Erichsen Heritage Garden

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Food Is Free Washington

Food is Free Washington is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

We work to provide, and enhance equitable access to,

healthy, locally produced food,

at no cost, to those who need it,

in the State of Washington.

FIFW Gardening Tips

from Food Is Free Washington and Ursula Thompson

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All About Seed Starts

If you do decide to plant seed starts inside, there are a few things to consider which will help you have a greater degree of success with this project.

Stay in Touch

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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The 20% Initiative

The Victory Garden Movement was able to produce 40% of the national consumption of fresh produce in 1944, with over 8 million gardens planted.

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.

And that’s the easy part.

What’s the Hard Part? Paying the bills!

Volunteer now

Visit the volunteer page to learn how you can help!

Volunteer Opportunities

Become A Sustaining Partner

We’re looking for a few good neighbors!

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