Nothing goes better together than weed and food. And when times are tough, and even getting groceries is a struggle, there’s pretty much nothing better than getting a big bag of free, fresh, healthy food. Whether that goes with weed or not.
If you like weed, and you like to eat, or even if you don’t like weed and like to eat, you’re in luck.
The latest good deed by friendly neighborhood pot shop Uncle Ike’s is a twice-weekly free food giveaway. The event has been taking place in the Central District, and White Center, near the shops’ respective locations.
The first free food distribution event was September 3, and they have continued every Friday and Saturday since then. And they will continue indefinitely.
Every Friday and Saturday starting at noon, you can get a free bag of groceries no questions asked at either of the following locations:
2310 E Union St.
9822 15th Ave SW
The service is in collaboration with EastWest Food Rescue. According to their website, the Redmond-based nonprofit ‘purchases surplus food from farmers and distributes it to people in need.’
Uncle Ike’s stepped in to help be an access point for distribution, which is helpful given Ike’s high-trafficked, high-density locations in South Seattle.
Other Options for Hungry Folks
If you’re struggling to afford food, you’re not alone. According to data from EastWest Food Rescue, there are projected to be 54,300,000 food-insecure Americans in 2020 due to COVID-19. That’s a lot of hungry people, and if you’re one of them you’re not alone, and you have nothing to be ashamed of. Everyone goes through hard times.
If neither of the above options works for you, Seattle has a wide variety of food banks you can choose from that may better suit your needs. Check out the Seattle Food Committee’s Food Bank Map to find a food bank in your area. Food Lifeline is another good organization to check in with to see about free food distribution.
Times are tough, no doubt about it. But we can get by with a little help from our friends, and get high with a little help from our friends.