Vote for Food is Free Washington to Win the Seahawks Tundra

We’ll use it to double our harvesting and transportation capacity

Vote for Food is Free Tacoma to win the Seahawks Tundra

We ask for money and volunteers all the time – and we still need money and volunteers – but this time, all we’re asking for is a vote.

If we had the Seahawks Tundra, we will be able to use it to produce and distribute hundreds of thousands of pounds of food that we wouldn’t have otherwise. And making sure our neighbors don’t go hungry is what we want more than anything else.

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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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

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.

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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.

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TEHG Harvest

First we want to say thank you!

We’re honored that our community nominated Food is Free Washington and Food is Free Tacoma to win the Seahawks Tundra

Food is Free Washington and Food is Free Tacoma are truly grassroots organizations. We that cannot do what we do without strong support from the community. We were nominated to win the Seahawks Tundra by our friends and neighbors who work with us, support us, and rely on us, and we are forever grateful for their support and dedication to helping our neighbors who are in need.

Food is Free Washington and Food is Free Tacoma make a huge difference

Tacoma and Washington care about the people who live here, and we’ve been able to achieve more than we ever imagined when Food is Free Tacoma started in 2015:

  • We’ve distributed over 2.1 million pounds of produce since 2015, and we’re growing every year
  • Over 125 volunteers currently donate their time and energy to feeding their neighbors through food collection, distribution, or gleaning
  • We have built and maintain 40 streetside gardens – we distribute the harvest while it’s fresh! – and more gardens are on the way!

The Seahawks Tundra will be an essential and reliable vehicle to transport food and equipment

It’s expensive to maintain transportation, and we need a lot of it. We’ve driven multiple used vehicles into the ground transporting food and gardening equipment and supplies all over Pierce County. We’re always working to expand our programs, and we simply can’t do that without vehicles that have the capacity to haul and tow.

We want to revolutionize food security in Washington State

Fresh, healthy produce is the best, most nutritious kind of food there is. Too many people can’t access fresh, healthy produce because they live in food deserts, or they have to make tough choices between food and medicine and education because their family is under economic pressure or experiencing poverty.

We need a new model for food distribution. Basic nutrition is something no one in America should ever be without, and the system isn’t working.

We’re building that system, a system that will provide fresh, healthy food – not leftover junk or food that’s nearly spoiled. We grow it, we harvest it, we distribute it while its fresh, and the people we serve are healthier and happier for it. That’s good for everyone.