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This article was originally published in April 2014

PCC Food Bank Program

2013 results & 2014 expansion

Every time you reuse a bag at PCC, a five cent donation is made, which is divided equally between the PCC Food Bank Program and PCC Farmland Trust.

Between this no-fuss donation and additional customer donations, we collected an impressive $137,386.30 for our partner food banks in 2013. PCC was recently awarded a Community Outreach Award from the Food Marketing Institute, which includes a $1,000 donation to the program.

These funds go toward our purchases of bulk foods at wholesale prices: This year, that program purchased almost 72,000 pounds of healthy pantry staples like beans, raisins, granola, soup mix and lentils. The food is repackaged into family-sized portions at volunteer work parties that are scheduled every other month for each of the food banks we partner with.

For 2014, we’re pleased to announce a new food bank partner: North Helpline Food Bank, also known as the Lake City Food Bank. This brings the number of food banks we partner with to 11. To learn more about our program or to find the calendar of repackaging parties, visit our foodbank page.


PCC Cooks

Check out the new spring catalog from PCC Cooks, including registration for summer camp programs.


Passover Sale

Sunday, April 6 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In cooperation with the Va’ad HaRabanim of Greater Seattle, PCC is offering a Passover sale of certified kosher foods at our Seward Park store. Cooking essentials — including sweeteners, oils, spices, tea, coffee and grains — will be available in our bulk department. Additionally, both Seward Park and View Ridge locations will offer a limited range of prepackaged bulk items, packed under the supervision of the Seattle Va’ad, beginning April 6 and continuing through Passover.


Check out our web videos

Lynne Vea’s Rhubarb Ice Cream Cake

Lynne Vea cheers on Seattle’s favorite pink vegetable with a tasty, and very easy, layered frozen dessert.
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Healthy Kids Cook: Strawberry Oat Bars

PCC Chef Jackie Freeman makes delicious Strawberry Oat Bars with her young helpers, Tate and Elijah.
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Meet our producers: Tieton Farm & Creamery

Ruth and Laurie Babcock make exceptional cheese from their herds of sheep and goats. Watch the women of Tieton Farm & Creamery in action.
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