PIKE PLACE MARKET FOUNDATION
Serving in the Market
The Market Foundation is a non-profit organization which supports the Market's human service agencies and works to preserve the traditions and diversity of the Pike Place Market neighborhood.
The Market Foundation was established in 1982 to support the Market's services for low-income people, including its Clinic, Senior Center, Food Bank and Child Care & Preschool. The Foundation also helps support the Market's heritage programs, public improvements and repairs to the Market's historic buildings, development of new low-income housing in the Market, and programs that assist the Market's farmers.
Through fundraising efforts, events, and countless grants, the Market Foundation serves the Market and downtown Seattle communities in many ways:
- Providing Market Fresh Coupons to low-income Market residents so they have access to fresh produce year-round.
- Connecting Seattle food banks and meal programs through FoodLink, a volunteer program that distributes the Market's unsold produce on weekday afternoons from June - October.
- Maintaining the Farmer Relief Fund to help farmers when emergencies strike.
- Supporting low-income housing programs both at the Market and throughout Downtown Seattle.
- Funding essential services for the frail and elderly, including advocacy and development.
To learn more, donate, volunteer or shop Market Foundation products visit PikePlaceMarketFoundation.org