Food Policy & Programs

Our Work

Developing programs and policies that equitably improve access, economic opportunities, and sustainability in the food system.

We collaborate with a wide range of organizations, residents, and community leaders to ensure our solutions are guided by the expertise of our partners in the food system and the wisdom of those most impacted by our policies and programs. We are motivated to eliminate economic, racial, and health disparities in our local food system so all residents and communities—regardless of race, place, and income—can fully participate, benefit, and prosper. 

Our Programs

The Food Action Plan (Plan) is the City of Seattle's roadmap for an equitable, sustainable, and resilient local food system that supports healthy, vibrant communities.

OSE is working to support healthy food in schools in partnership with the SPS Culinary Services Program, including a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program that provides all children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh produce during the school day.

Fresh Bucks is a healthy food program helping Seattle residents on a tight budget afford fruits and vegetables.

The Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board was established to advise and make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on programs and activities supported by the tax revenue.

Sustainability and Environment

Jessyn Farrell, Director
Address: 700 5th Avenue, #1868, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA, 98124-4729
Phone: (206) 256-5158

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We collaborate with City agencies, business groups, nonprofit organizations, and other partners to protect and enhance Seattle's distinctive environmental quality and livability.