Community Food Hubs
In 2022, The Common Acre will partner with Little Free Pantries, Pedaling Relief Project, Black Star Farmers, Nurturing Roots, and Yes Farm to develop and pilot infrastructure for a network of community food hubs that will increase food access for low-income and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities in Central and South Seattle. We will also increase awareness and demand for locally produced foods, and make it more convenient (and affordable) to eat locally.
Funding will be used to establish pilot food hubs at four local farms in Central and South Seattle: each hub will include a small pantry for dry goods, a refrigerator for produce and perishables, and a farm stall for weekly, in-person distribution activities.
One site will be hosted by The Common Acre, and the other three will be sited at three Black-led urban farms: Black Star Farmers, Nurturing Roots, and Yes Farm. Little Free Pantries will contribute pantries for each site. Pedaling Relief Project will be responsible for food distribution and delivery between the hubs. All six partners will contribute marketing, and help to spread the word about our work as we seek to expand the hub network.