Food System Innovation

We’re committed to listening, learning and growing with our community, with the shared goal to create a sustainable and resilient food system grounded in dignity and driven by equity. To this end, we are constantly assessing, evolving and innovating our programs, practices and policies.

Current initiatives include:
  • Enhancing our grocery rescue program through work with Seattle Public Utilities.
  • Together with Harvest Against Hunger and Neighborhood Farmers Markets, we continue to evolve our food bank program in meaningful ways, supporting food banks and organic family farms.
  • In collaboration with our distributor United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI), we put into place a unique program that enables our partner food banks to purchase the same high-quality, organic products found in our stores.
  • We also are working on ways to bring more nutrition benefit programs into our stores.