About Good Food Kitchens
Good Food Kitchens is a food assistance, economic development, and local food resilience program serving King County. Good Food Kitchens provides funds directly to restaurants to prepare meals for those in need, helping to keep their doors open and workers employed safely, while purchasing from local farms and producers and creating long-term local supply chain relationships.
How to Support
Give a Meal
Help us meet our goal of distributing 50,000 Good Food Kitchens meals. Your tax-deductible donation of $10 per meal will allow Good Food Kitchens to prepare free meals with locally grown ingredients for community members in need.
Can you help with a gift of $10, $50, $500 or more?
Inspired by the Seattle Community Kitchen Collective and the tireless and creative restaurateurs and chefs who are working to combat hunger and food insecurity locally, and modeled after the amazing work of World Central Kitchen, Good Food Kitchens is raising funds and awareness to support the following community kitchens, organizations, and farms:
What's at Stake
The stay-at-home orders and COVID-19-related restrictions have had a crushing economic impact on restaurants, farms, and the local economy, while food insecurity has skyrocketed, with 40% of those seeking food assistance having never done so before. Food service businesses have been among the hardest hit, making up 7.4% of the WA economy and experiencing more than three times the job losses of any other industry. Approximately 2,400 restaurants and bars in the state closed permanently during the first six months, with 43% of those in King County alone. Independent restaurants redistribute an average of 94% of all revenues back into the economy, 79% of that to local businesses, including farms and food producers.
Good Food Kitchens is an initiative of Seattle Good Business Network’s Good Food Economy program, connecting the Puget Sound food community in order to strengthen the local food pipeline and build a resilient, sustainable, and just local food economy.
Help Support Our Mission
By supporting Seattle Good Business Network, you help support our work to build a vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive local economy, and to help our local businesses when they need it the most. Learn about all the work we do here.