Our co-op community, April 2018

This article was originally published in April 2018

PCC supports our community through partnerships, sponsorships, events and donations. If you have an upcoming event that you would like us to support, please visit pccmarkets.com/sustainability/socially-responsible.

Farm-to-school bagged apples

PCC’s farm-to-school bagged apple program is continuing through the spring. Pick up a specially marked 3-pound bag of organic Fuji apples at your local PCC today! The funds raised through this program support farm-to-school programs for children throughout the greater Seattle area.

Market Nights with United Way of King County and Solid Ground

The Seattle Public School District started Family Market Nights in the early 2000s with a mission to offer nutrition education and fresh fruits and vegetables to children. That grant-funded project blossomed into the program we have today — a unique collaboration of Seattle Public Schools, Solid Ground and United Way of King County that provides children and parents an opportunity to learn about nutrition and nutrition resources and to build community together.

Partnering agencies and schools host the Family Market Nights, bringing the community together, and PCC supplies the fresh produce for the mock farmers markets. We are proud to be a part of this inspirational event. Together with our public partners we create an opportunity for the school community to get together, learn and leave with a full belly and extra veggies to cook with at home.

Spreading food knowledge in the community

Twenty students studying Early Childhood Education at Seattle Central College visited the Columbia City PCC for a nutrition class with PCC Nutrition Educator Nick Rose. The class discussed nutrition facts and labeling, added sugars and healthy snacking. Students shared strategies for healthy meal planning and participated in a lively discussion of Seattle’s new tax on sweetened beverages.

Mother’s Day Craft event – Save the date!

Saturday, May 5

9 a.m. – noon at Columbia City, Issaquah, Redmond, Edmonds, Greenlake Village and Bothell

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Greenlake Aurora

Look for details in the May Sound Consumer.

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Empty Bowls fundraiser at Burien Community Center

PCC donated 5 gallons of our deli’s Egyptian Red Lentil soup and 350 PCC bakery cookies to Burien’s annual Empty Bowls lunch and dinner fundraiser, now in its 13th year. All proceeds went to the White Center and Highline Food Banks. Attendees also got to take home a handcrafted ceramic bowl made by Moshier Community Art Center potters. With more than 1,100 people in attendance, the event set a new record this year, raising $25,300.

Taste of Burien

Thursday, April 12, 6 – 9 p.m.
Merrill Gardens Conference Room

Discover Burien is making it easier than ever to sample delicious offerings from a variety of local restaurants. Join us at the Merrill Gardens Conference Room to experience a wide array of new and exciting cuisine. This event gives local restaurants and delis great exposure and a chance to show off their creative cooking skills. PCC is the Presenting Sponsor of this event and will be on site with some tasty treats that you’ll find when our new Burien store opens this spring.

Burien Clean Sweep

Saturday, April 28, 8 a.m. – noon
Burien Fire Station

Gather at the fire station for coffee, juice and donuts before heading out for Burien Clean Sweep, a citywide clean up morning! Volunteers are assigned to a team and dispatched to areas of the city to clean up trash, equipped with gloves, garbage bags, buckets, brooms and safety vests. At 11 a.m. crews return to the fire station for a hot dog lunch and raffle with prizes donated by area businesses. In years past, between 6 and 10 tons of garbage have been collected. PCC is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of this event.

Green Lake Food Walk

Saturday, April 28, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Beer Garden by Pro-Motion Events:
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for children

Stop by the Greenlake Village PCC to sample an assortment of our famous smoothies during the Green Lake Food Walk. This art walk-inspired event engages individuals with food businesses in their community. Participating restaurants and retailers will give out free samples or coupons. There also will be a beer garden with live music. For more information and tickets, visit greenlakefoodwalk.com/.

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The Barn Raiser

Thursday, April 26, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Metropolist, 2931 First Ave. S. A
Seattle, WA 98134

PCC Farmland Trust is hosting its signature fundraising event, The Barn Raiser, on April 26.

The evening will include live music, delicious food featuring produce from Washington farms, a raise the paddle and live auction — and more! Hear from PCC Farmland Trust staff and founder of The Bread Lab, Dr. Stephen Jones about the importance of preserving our precious farmland. The Trust will also be honoring members of the community with “Barn Raiser Awards” to celebrate their commitment to local food and farmland.

Come raise a glass to farmland with us at The Barn Raiser! Purchase tickets at pccfarmlandtrust.org/barnraiser2018.

PCC Community Markets is pleased to be the Presenting Sponsor for this event.

April Customer Service Star

Cheryl Gere
Deli Helper Clerk, View Ridge PCC

Cheryl inspires us to take better care of our customers and each other.

All of us agree that the View Ridge deli team is fantastic and that Cheryl is a unique and wonderful presence on that team. She takes wonderful care of herself, her customers and her co-workers. Her smile and laugh are infectious and she leaves everyone around her in a better mood.

Thank you, Cheryl, for everything you do!

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