Posted April 25, 2017
Posted April 24, 2017
Welcome home! This spring 40 low-income seniors are moving into the new MarketFront housing. For many of them, who were homeless before the move, this is a dream come true. We spent time with two of the new residents, Marilynn and Susan, to hear their stories.
It is exciting to see our community growing and we couldn’t have done it without YOU! Our donors help us fund and advocate for the community of supportive services that are located within the Market, services that all of our neighbors who work, live and learn here in the Market rely upon. Many of the new senior residents received help applying for MarketFront housing from the Pike Market Senior Center. Once they are settled in they will utilize the Food Bank and the Market’s Fresh Bucks program to access healthy produce. And when they are feeling under the weather Neighborcare Health is just a short walk from their building. You make this rich tapestry of support possible - thank you.
Many of the new residents are still in the process of settling into their new apartments. Join us in welcoming them home with a “Welcome Home Gift” by clicking here.
The new MarketFront housing is make possible in part by The City of Seattle, US Bank, King County, Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority, and the Pike Place Market Foundation.
Posted April 1, 2017
For Seattle residents, Pike Place Market has long been a favorite place to shop for holidays and special occasions throughout the year. Many generations of Jewish families have shopped for traditional foods served during Passover from the Market's highstalls (market-speak for produce vendors), fish and meat markets, and specialty foods stores.
At various stages during the telling of the Passover story at the seder (the festive holiday meal celebrated on the first night of the holiday), symbolic foods are introduced and eaten.