Programs & Policies

The City seeks out opportunities to incorporate food systems planning into our guiding policies. From changing land use codes to updating our Comprehensive Plan, there are many ways to positively enhance the food system.

Programs & Policies

Parks Urban Food Systems
Parks Urban Food System programs are a hub of activities that provide access to healthy food, opportunities for active recreation, and environmental awareness.
Human Services Food Programs
The City of Seattle funds or administers meal programs that benefit children, homeless youth and adults, and low-income individuals and families.
Food Packaging
All food service businesses are required to provide alternatives to throw-away food service containers, cups and other products in all food service businesses
P-Patch Community Gardening
P-Patch Program is Seattle's community gardening programand is open to Seattle residents.
Growing Food in Planting Strips
Information for residents who want to grow food in their planting strip.
Food & Farms Roundtable
The Farms and Food Roundtable, jointly convened by the City of Seattle, King County, and Pike Place Market, identified key recommendations to preserve farmland and increase market and distribution opportunities for local small and mid-sized farmers in King County.

Codes & Regulations

Food - Local Food Action Resolution
Establishing goals, creating a policy framework, and identifying planning, analysis and actions for the purpose of strengthening Seattle's food system sustainability and security.
Zero Waste Strategy
A suite of strategies designed to meet the goal of recycling 60 percent of waste produced in City by 2012 and 70 percent by 2025.
Food Packaging
All food service businesses are required to provide alternatives to throw-away food service containers, cups and other products in all food service businesses
Growing Food in Planting Strips
Information for residents who want to grow food in their planting strip.

Strategic Plans

Food Action Plan
Seattle's vision for a healthy food system is guided by the Food Action Plan. Nearly all of the City's food initiatives originate from this Plan.
Seattle Comprehensive Plan
Guiding growth with a goal of fostering a healthy, vibrant and sustainable city for years to come.
Climate Action Plan
Charting a path to Carbon Neutral by 2050.