Food is Free Tacoma Washington

“Never underestimate your power to inspire and affect your community around you. Even the smallest of acts can really ripple out.” - John VanDeusen Edwards

The Food is Free Project is a worldwide movement of people growing and sharing food freely.

Food is Free Tacoma

In Tacoma, we are a food-sharing organization that advocates for front yard gardens and sharing among neighbors. Our Mission is to grow community and food while helping gain independence from a broken agricultural system.

Tacoma Urban Farm - Food is Free 253

Tacoma Urban Farm

Tacoma Urban Farm is a charity garden of 4,200 sq. ft. and growing. The beginning of The Food is Free Project, the garden was started by founder David Thompson with the intent to produce enough food for his family and neighborhood while also supplementing local food banks.

Food is Free Washington

Launching in February of 2020, Food is Free Washington is a nonprofit that serves as a fiscal sponsor for the local Food is Free chapters across Washington state.

Community Partners

By teaming up with other local organizations such as Harvest Pierce County, our impact on cutting back local food product waste and building community is made by leading gleaning teams, hosting cider pressing events, leading workshops and sharing knowledge via seminars.

The Food is Free Project is inspirational across the United States. Sharing skill and knowledge in how to support communities through quality nutrition and growing produce for ourselves and our neighbors is the beginning of a movement that is helping alleviate at least a food desert or two.

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Existing and upcoming Gardens for the People

Food is Free 253 builds front yard and parkway vegetable gardens for all the neighborhood to see. Gardens for the People make a statement that you are taking your food security into your own hands. Gardens and sharing tables give neighbors a reason to congregate and communicate with each other, building strong community and safer neighborhoods.

In 2019, we established more gardens throughout the city. On the map, Red locations are existing gardens, Blue locations are gardens to come, Red are last years gardens, olive green are built gardens this year, yellow are Emergency Food Network sponsored gardens,Dark red are Washington State University Master Gardeners sponsored garden,and Dark Green locations are chapter headquarters.

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David Thompson
6515 Tacoma Ave S., Tacoma, WA
(253) 677 – 8848