This community market in Seattle offers free food to those in need

Dec 3 2020, 10:01 pm

It’s always okay to ask for help, especially during this pandemic and close to the holiday season.

According to Northwest Harvest, one in 10 Washingtonians struggle with hunger. Although we rank as the second healthiest state in America, we’re 34th in food insecurity, with one-in-eight families relying on the SNAP food stamp program.

Those in need of food this season can visit Northwest Harvest’s SODO Community Market, a no-cost grocery store providing fresh produce, grocery staples, and a variety of healthy food options. Guests can shop at the community market just as they would at any other grocery store on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

“We wanted to intentionally blur the lines between a food bank and a grocery store. We want someone to come here and feel like they are just like everyone else,” said Thomas Reynolds, CEO of Northwest Harvest, on the SODO website.

While the market is available to anyone without ID, proof of income, or residency information, please only use the service if you’re in need.

The SODO Community Market is located in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood at 1915 4th Ave S, near the corner of 4th Ave S and S Holgate St. Hours of operation include Monday from 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Wednesday from 8 am to 2 pm, and Friday from 8 am to 2 pm.

Alyssa TherrienAlyssa Therrien

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