PCC Purpose Program

Illustration of a honey bee.

Celebrating 70 years of purpose.

As a co-op, we’re able to impact community beyond the day-to-day grocery shop. We’re committed to a triple bottom line, balancing environmental, social and economic goals. See how we’re giving back to the place we call home, together.

Together we thrive.

Since PCC was first founded in 1953, one thing has been clear: We can accomplish more together than apart. That’s why we support food systems that are driven by the communities they serve, from neighborhood farmers markets to agricultural education programs.

Seattle P-Patch

Helping a Seattle legacy take root.

Near the former Ravenna PCC, the first P-Patch community garden plot came to life in 1973. Today, the program sees more than 3,100 Seattle residents tending raised beds at more than 89 gardens across the city.

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Daybreak Star garden landscaping

Make a contribution.

This spring, donate to support our partners at the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (UIATF). Their mission is to reconnect Indigenous people in the Puget Sound region to their heritage.

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Get inspired by community stories.

Since 1961, Sound Consumer has been dedicated to informing and inspiring readers through the co-op’s vision of advancing the health and well-being of people, their neighborhoods and our planet. Dig into the latest stories about our community partners.

Daybreak Star garden rose hips

See dreams flourish.

In Discovery Park, members of the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation have planted a garden that fulfills an Elder’s vision of educating those who enter the oasis on the cultural significance of the carefully selected plantings.

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Farmer Frog rooster

Let’s talk food access.

A nonprofit that originated as a single school garden now supports a dizzying array of programs statewide aimed at solving hunger. Learn about PCC partner Farmer Frog, and their work, in a Q&A with their co-founder Zsofia Pasztor.

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Lend a helping hand.

Explore volunteer opportunities with our community partners.

United Indians of All Tribes Foundation

Support their summer celebrations by helping with meal service, admissions, merchandise sales and waste management.

34th Annual Seafair Powwow
July 21–23, 2023

Photo by Stormsphoto.com

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Delridge Farmers Market

Between May and October, the African Community Housing & Development (ACHD) hosts this market as a solution to historic food access challenges in Seattle’s Delridge neighborhood. Help with weekly setup and breakdown, event planning, marketing and more.

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Alimentando al Pueblo

Housing the only Latinx food bank in the country, this nonprofit distributes culturally relevant foods, promoting connection, growth and cultural stewardship for the Latinx community.

Photo by Proverbial media

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Solid Ground

Serving more than 67,000 people annually, Solid Ground creates high-impact programs for individuals and families in King County who are experiencing homelessness, hunger and poverty. See how you can support their efforts.

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Ventures

Ventures is a Seattle-based nonprofit that empowers entrepreneurs for whom traditional business development services (training, capital and coaching) are out of reach, with a focus on women, people of color, immigrants and individuals with low income. Lend a helping hand as a class instructor or by volunteering at their retail incubation store.

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Artist, Heather Johnston
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Rooted in connection.

Delight in the work of Northwest-based Indigenous artist Heather Johnston. On your next shop, pick up a limited-edition tote made in collaboration with the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation. Sold exclusively at your neighborhood PCC, $5 from the sale of each tote will support the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation.