Seattle Local Food Action Initiative Resolution

Affordable, local, healthy, sustainable food for all (Local Food Action Initiative Resolution), 2008

SEATTLE, WA

HOW IT CAN BENEFIT YOU

Fruits and vegetables in your supermarket are often harvested too early because they are grown hundreds of miles away.  You might get tastiermore nutritious produce if it's local, in-season and ripened on the vine. 

Low-income neighborhoods often do not have stores with fresh produce.  So in 2008, Seattle created the Local Food Action Initiative resolution

WHY IT'S A LEADING PROGRAM

Seattle is one of the few cities improving their food system throughout their city comprehensive plan.

GOAL

To create a Food Policy Action Plan for: 

  • All residents to eat affordable, local, healthy, sustainable, food. 
  • Donating produce from community gardens to food banks. 
  • Using public land to grow food. 
  • Helping local food businesses thrive.

WHO CAN TAKE ACTION

City departments, local food businesses, community gardeners, and other related groups.

OUTCOME

In 2010, the Seattle P-Patch Community Gardening Program donated 41,778 servings of fresh produce to food banks.

CONTACT

Jessica Finn Coven, Director of the Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment, (206) 615-0817, jessica.finncoven@seattle.gov

LAST UPDATED

September 15th, 2015