Our COVID-19 Response

Farmer Frog Blog : Category : Press Releases

A #RichAndStrong community ensured up to two million Washingtonians can access food

Woodinville, WA –March 12, 2021 – At the end of February, the Times had found us in Washington State at Paradise Farm. With only a 10-day notice, Snohomish County Conservation and Natural Resources demanded on February 16, 2021, Farmer Frog relocate or cease its emergency response hunger relief operation located at the headquarters in Paradise Farm, Woodinville WA, to the Evergreen State Monroe Fairgrounds by February 26, 2021. Since May of 2020, the Headquarters has operated as a Unified Command Center for Covid-19 with the Sister nonprofit The National Tribal Emergency Management Council (NTEMC). The partnership with over 700 other organizations distributed over 37 million pounds of food and lifesaving supplies at the main logistics hub of the operation known as the “Floor”. This includes all the Tribes of Washington State, Tribal governments and Tribal communities, governments and government agencies, veteran groups, low-income and section 8 housing, food banks, food drives, faith-based organizations, pop-up events, and community-based organizations.

By 5:00 tonight, 1 in 4 Washington Households served in 2020 will begin to lose access to food

Woodinville, WA – February 26, 2021 – At 5:00 PM today at Paradise Farm, Farmer Frog’s Emergency Food Distribution program, which has fed two million Washingtonians since March 2020 and which continues to serve hundreds of thousands of hungry Washingtonians during the ongoing Covid-19 emergency, is in jeopardy due to Snohomish County Department of Conservation and Natural Resource’s declaration that the Food Distribution program will not be allowed to continue at the designated Unified Command Center.

Request to Relocate Emergency Food Distributor from Woodinville Farm Threatens Emergency Food Access for Two Million Washingtonians

Woodinville, WA – February 24, 2021 – Today at Paradise Farm, Farmer Frog’s Emergency Food Distribution program, which has fed two million Washingtonians since March 2020 and which continues to serve hundreds of thousands of hungry Washingtonians during the ongoing Covid-19 emergency, is in jeopardy due to Snohomish County Department of Conservation and Natural Resource’s declaration that the Food Distribution program will not be allowed to continue at the designated Unified Command Center after this Friday, February 26, 2021.