Covid-19 Relief Funds for Food Workers, Farmers, and Vulnerable Communities

Please share these resources widely, and donate generously to these relief funds if you are able! This resource list is also available online as a GoogleDoc.

In addition to these funds, some WA food banks are listed here.

Funds for Food Workers & Farmers in Washington State

#WeFeedUs Fund — Uprooted and Rising

  • Supports people working in the food chain (local/sustainable farmers, ranchers, and fishers; farm and agricultural workers; food-supply chain workers, grocery workers, food delivery drivers, food service workers on college campuses; students affected by Higher-Ed and food-service closures; food sovereignty organizers; not intended for restaurant industry workers)
  • Maximum available per applicant: $200
  • Learn more and contribute here

Relief Fund for Immigrant Workers in Forks, WA — Forks Human Rights Group

  • Supports community members that have been left out of receiving other forms of aid during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 150 families that make their living by harvesting salal (a plant used in floral arrangements) from the forests in and around the area of Forks, WA are out of work for an extended period.

Learn more and contribute here

Good Farmer Fund Resiliency Relief Grants — Neighborhood Farmers Markets

  • Provides assistance to local farmers who have been impacted by the Farmers Market closure. Supports farmers that cannot wait for federal relief and are not eligible for the City of Seattle’s Small Business Stabilization fund.
  • Learn more and contribute here
Hmong & Mien Flower Farmer Relief Fund — The Hmong Association of Washington
    • Supports 80+ Hmong and Mien flower farmers who have lost their source of income due to Covid-19 market closures. Due to language barrier and being illiterate, many of the Hmong and Mien producers rely heavily on farmers markets as a venue where they can sell their flowers.
  • Learn more and contribute here

 

National Funds for Farmers

Farmer Relief Fund — American Farmland Trust
    • Supports small and mid-size direct-market producers, defined as producers with annual gross revenue of between $10,000 and $1 million from sales at farmers markets and/or direct sales to restaurants, caterers, schools, stores, or makers who use farm products as inputs.
  • Maximum available per applicant: $1,000
  • Learn more and contribute here

 

Funds for Undocumented Folks and Other Vulnerable Communities in WA State

COVID-19 Relief Fund for WA Undocumented Folks — WA Immigrant Solidarity Network (and partnering immigrant rights organizations)

  • Supports undocumented families (goal of 600+). 100% of donations will go directly to families in need.
  • Maximum available per applicant: $1,000
  • Learn more and contribute here

Frontline Response Fund: COVID-19 — Front and Centered

  • Supports the member groups of Front and Centered: 75 + partner organizations (including Community to Community Development, Got Green, and the Latino Community Fund) − each of which is deeply rooted in communities of color − as they continue to serve at the frontlines, in their communities.
  • Learn more and contribute here

Emergency Response Fund — El Centro de la Raza

  • Supports vulnerable children, families, and seniors for rent, food, utility, and other basic needs assistance, especially for families who are not eligible for or do not have access to public benefits.
  • Learn more and contribute here

COVID-19 Rent Fund for Undocumented People — student organizers at South Seattle College

  • Supports undocumented people in need of rent assistance.
  • Maximum available per applicant: $1,000
  • Learn more and contribute here

COVID-19 Survival Fund for the People — Mutual Aid Solidarity Network (Seattle/King County)

  • Funds and coordinates deliveries of groceries and supplies, prioritizing the most vulnerable in the Puget Sound: undocumented, disabled, elderly, houseless, BIPOC, queer and trans, sex workers, and communities displaced by gentrification.
  • Learn more and contribute here

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