Support Farmers, Support Neighbors


Farm stand sales have exploded, increasing 82% from 2017 to 2018. Like many local food banks, ROAR sees firsthand the growing food security gap, and is working hard with neighbors and community organizations to respond with sustainable solutions.

The need for fresh, affordable produce in south Seattle neighborhoods is greater than we can meet. We’re asking you to dig deep if you’re able and fund the (bigger, better) future of this project.

  • We have outgrown both fleet and fridge, and your dollars will expand infrastructure to grow our capacity.
  • Your gift supports the local food economy, putting money in the pockets of small and beginning farmers and local farmers of color.
  • Donations help us leverage incentive and access programs like SNAP and Fresh Bucks.

Help us #feedthepeople this #GivingTuesday — visit our donation page through Seattle Parks Foundation to make a tax-deductible gift.

Give at whatever level is comfortable for you — we believe in the sliding scale! Your meaningful gift of $1 or $10,000 connects you to a vast network of amazing folx improving food access and supporting local farms. Whether you’re a donor, customer, organizational partner, or secret admirer, THANK YOU for joining us in this food access adventure!

Concrete ways your gift improves healthy food access in South Seattle:

$1500 buys a week’s worth of produce direct from small local farms
$1000 supports stipends for farm stand staff
$500 funds a hands-on community cooking and nutrition workshop
$250 pays a month’s rent for cold storage to keep veggies fresh
$100 covers the cost of translation services for multilingual materials
$50 purchases supplies to run the smoothie bike
$25 offsets processing fees for credit card sales and gifts like yours
$10 funds Farm Bucks for a neighbor from the West Seattle Food Bank
$5 buys printer paper for EBT sales receipts
$1 helps us offer wholesale prices on produce to all of our neighbors

Your donation fuels a full season of fresh goodness, food system education, and community events. Every dollar makes a difference.


Chef Ariel Bangs teaches an interactive class on Fermentation for Health at the Pike Place Market Atrium Kitchen. Free community education like this is just one of the ways your support deepens ROAR’s impact to help build a strong, resilient local food system.