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Environmental Justice Leadership Spotlight: Jaimée Marsh

Jaimée joined the EJC in 2020 and participates on the Healthy Environment for All Sub-committee. They currently serve as Executive Director of FEEST, a non-profit organization centering youth as leaders working towards school food systems change in Seattle and South King County. What motivates you in your work in the environmental justice… [ Keep reading ]

Continuing to Support Community with COVID Relief Food Assistance

In March, Seattle was one of the first cities in the nation to launch an emergency grocery voucher program for families who were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The initial $5 million investment provided vouchers to 6,250 low-income families to help them purchase food, cleaning supplies, and other household goods… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Emergency Food Voucher Program Gets Another Boost

The City of Seattle will now be able to provide an additional 250 households with emergency grocery vouchers thanks an additional $200,000 contribution from Safeway. Safeway had previously contributed $200,000 which was announced a few weeks ago. The emergency grocery voucher program provides families $800 in vouchers to purchase food,… [ Keep reading ]

Promoting healthy habits with fruit and vegetable snacks in the classroom

What goes well with reading and math? Pears! That’s just one example of what roughly 6,800 elementary students at Seattle Public Schools will be snacking on through a new partnership with the Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment. The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program partnership supplies students with fruit and… [ Keep reading ]

Fresh Bucks 2018 Impact Report Highlights Expanded Eligibility, More Retail Locations

Fresh Bucks helps make fruits and vegetables affordable to Seattle residents who struggle to afford nutritious food. The program has grown steadily since 2012, and in 2018, with investment from Seattle’s Sweetened Beverage Tax, Fresh Bucks provided close to $1.5 million in fruit and vegetable benefits to residents – an… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Fresh Bucks Program Extends Its Reach

Increasing access to healthy foods for Seattle families Fresh Bucks, a healthy food program focused on getting more fruits and vegetables into the homes of families with low incomes, closed out a year of record growth in 2018. The program helps Seattle residents afford fruits and vegetables by providing a dollar-for-dollar match of SNAP benefits (food stamps)…. [ Keep reading ]

Fresh Bucks Supports Small Grocers and Healthy Eating

In the heart of Rainier Valley you’ll find Zamzam, a small business owner and a dedicated member of the community, who works hard to help her customers afford healthy foods. “Fruits and vegetables in my neighborhood affect the health of my community positively,” says Zamzam. As the owner of Harameyn… [ Keep reading ]

Environmental Justice In Action: Rainier Beach Community Farm Stand

This article is part of the series: “Seattle Environmental Justice in Action” — highlighting projects and organizations that are advancing environmental justice in our city. In 2017, the City of Seattle and the King Conservation District (KCD) to support projects that advance environmental justice along with improving natural resources in… [ Keep reading ]

Environmental Justice in Action: Native Food Systems Initiative

This article is part of the series: “Seattle Environmental Justice in Action” — highlighting projects and organizations that are advancing environmental justice in our city. In 2017, the City of Seattle and the King Conservation District (KCD) to support projects that advance environmental justice along with improving natural resources in… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle and Safeway Partner to Launch Fresh Bucks at Safeway for Residents with Low Incomes

Residents with low incomes now have greater access to fresh fruits and vegetables Today, the City of Seattle announced a new partnership with Safeway to make fresh fruits and vegetables more affordable for Seattle residents with limited incomes. Fresh Bucks at Safeway—a healthy food incentive program for SNAP/EBT (food stamps)… [ Keep reading ]