liberty-beets-will-allenSeptember 10 – Food Justice, Food Literacy, Food Education: A Conversation

ROAR is at the Central Library with food justice pals Got Green,Rainier Beach Action Coalition, The Foodways Project, Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project and so many others! Enjoy delicious snacks from Chef Ariella of Healthy Creations (who is guest educator for ROAR’s next class on fermentation!) — and it’s all FREE! See you there!

August 20 – Back 2 School Bash


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Rainier Beach Action Coalition and Rainier Beach Community Empowerment Coalition host the 14th annual Back2School Bash, August 20 from 12-4pm at the Plaza at Rainier Ave S & S Henderson!

Imagine Rainier Beach with youth who are healthy, happy, full of hope and prepared for the future. Can you imagine youth who access the educational opportunities and neighborhood resources that improve quality of life for themselves and their families? This can be realized through neighborhood collaboration, and your support is needed!


Monetary donations, in-kind donations, event sponsorship, and volunteers are needed to support this backpack and supply drive. Team ROAR is excited to join the party  — we’ll be there with the bike blender, so come by and make a smoothie and talk about food! If you have some cash to spare, donations of the following items are especially appreciated:RBAC logo

  • Notebooks
  • Pencils
  • Planners/Calendars
  • Gift Cards/Gift Certificates
  • Bus Tokens
  • Computers/iPad/Tablets/Notebooks
  • Bikes
  • Hot Dogs/Hot Dog Buns
  • Bottled Water

For more information, to confirm your donation, or to volunteer day-of, contact


July 10 – Georgetown Garden Walk

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Explore historic Georgetown, “Seattle’s Oldest Neighborhood,” on this free self-guided tour. ROAR will be ready with some snacks for sale to fuel your trek. Find us at our usual spot at Carleton Avenue Grocery. 

Hours, maps, and more details available on the event website and facebook.


July 17 – Helmet Giveaway and Annual Georgetown Swap Party

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Get a free bike helmet for the kiddos in your life, and make a smoothie with the bike-powered blender! ROAR is delighted to be invited to this important community event. We’ll be at Oxbow Park (with the giant hat and boots) cranking out smoothies from 1-3pm, so come on down! RSVP on Facebook here.

If free helmets weren’t enough, the 2nd Annual Georgetown Swap Party happens at the same time in the same spot. Bring your deluxe junk and clothes of all sizes to trade in for some new-to-you treasures! 12-4pm, Oxbow Park. Everything’s free!

Read on to learn about where else we’ve been this month. Stay tuned for updates about July an August special events, and contact us if there’s a community food opportunity we should take part in!


June 18 – The Station Block Party

Saturday, June 18th, 12-8pm – The Station Coffee Shop – 2533 16th Ave S.

ROAR is excited to be a part of the 2016 Block Party at The Station in Beacon Hill! This incredible community happening celebrates everything excellent about South Seattle: artists, musicians, chefs, youth, families, grassroots organizations — and it’s FREE!

The farm stand will be there with a bike-powered smoothie blender and some tasty, organic fruity snacks. Check out the full line-up here, and come through next Saturday!



June 11 – Georgetown Art Attack!


Saturday, June 4 – Green-A-Thon  GotGreen_logo_400x400

ROAR is excited to support Green-A-Thon, an annual event from Got Green that seeks to build community power, raise funds, and take action around environmental justice in south Seattle.  This Spring, community members will form Green-A-Thon Teams to fundraise within their networks (via house parties and online giving) and will come together June 4 for a South-end door-knocking day — inviting the community to engage in this work.

Got Green has made incredible gains for food access and food justice — their organizing is responsible for the wild success of the Fresh Bucks matching program at Seattle’s neighborhood farmers markets. Supporting Green-a-Thon is a powerful way to demonstrate your commitment to environmental justice rooted in working-class communities of color. Click here to donate and show them some love!


THURSDAY, JUNE 2 – Opening Celebration at Georgetown Farm Stand

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ROAR teams up with CityGrown Farms for 2016 to join their farm stand at historic Carleton Avenue Grocery.

Celebrate the new season with music, games, prizes, pie, and of course affordable, organic, locally-grown veggies! Try out a bike-powered blender to make a delicious fresh fruit smoothie from the harvest! Come party with us on the corner of Warsaw & Carleton this Thursday! Facebook event page here — tell your friends! Cash, credit/debit, and EBT accepted.