A group of people stands in front of the colorful Feed the People Mural in Beacon Hill

Report-back: CAGJ Urban Hike-a-Thon for Food Justice

On Saturday May 21st an amazing thing happened: CAGJ had our first in-person event since the pandemic started!

Photo credit Prenz Sa-Ngoun

Thanks to nearly 50 donors, we raised over 2K and are able to support Familias Unidas por la Justicia and Black Star Farmers with a $700 donation to support their transformative work for food sovereignty. We are so grateful that folks from both organizations joined us along our route: Edgar & Marciano from FUJ, and Marcus & Stephanie from BSF (and their adorable baby!).

We greatly appreciate the time and care hosting us, showed by both Kelien at Nurturing Roots and Cherry at the BIPOC Community Garden at Beacon Food Forest! Hikers enjoyed viewing other sites along our Beacon Hill route, and learning from each other about the Maa nyei lai ndeic (My Mother’s Garden) and Snoqualmie P-Patch Community Gardens, the Seattle Community Fridge project, Feed the People, and The Station coffee shop. We are thrilled to have had hikers’ assistance with planting CAGJ’s garden beds outside our office at Welcome Table Church! A big thanks to everyone who turned out, it was a fantastic day!

Photo credit: Prenz Sa-Ngoun


Get to know Nurturing Roots and volunteer Sundays, 11 am – 3 pm. Drop in and out at anytime. All ages are welcome!

Get to know Beacon Food Forest by volunteering at 10am on the 3rd Saturday of every month! Check out the details for SAT June 18 here and learn more about volunteering here.

See our Hike-a-Thon photos on Facebook here!

Follow the route on your own time: Check out the map!

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