Nakani Food Program

Dear Friends,

Nakani Native Program and Farmer Frog are delivering donated dairy, fruit, vegetables, potatoes, meat, etc. for the next couple of months. The focus is on Native organizations in King County, but we will have some capacity to serve other non-Indian organizations. We will not be able to deliver to individuals.

We invite you to contact us if your organization is interested in participating.

The reefer (AKA refrigerated truck) on a lunch break.

Part of the Front Line Worker Team: Dominick and our driver, John. John’s grandparents are Yaqui Indian from Mexico, I believe. (Photo: Crystal Witt-Ybarra).

Farmer Frog. This young lady is in her mid teens and typically drives the bobcat. She loads the pallets from the grounds, into the reefer. Her precision is impeccable. She was my first Farmer Frog sHero.

This is what I looked like at the end of a 12+ hour stint of intense labor. Each box is 25-30 lbs and in the beginning, we were unloading each box individually through a chain of people from the pallet on the truck to the handcart on the ground. This day, I think we offloaded over 400 boxes.

Returning the first truck

Drop off

Body of Christ Recovery home in White Center is our most diverse, most open and far reaching sites. It is a pop up that the men in the recovery home line up along the grass line in front of the church. Once a delivery is dropped off, they then, snap a photo and post to Facebook. Within minutes, entire pallets are cleared as community members race to claim a box.

BearWoman at Chief Seattle Clubs, Eagle Village. This is a tiny home community on a lot near the Metro Base by downtown. The community supports Indigenous values and practices, puts unhoused Natives in a tiny home of their own and appears to offer some wrap-around services and onsite staff as well (Crystal Witt-Ybarra).

Eagle Village in SoDo. My son Dominick delivering a USDA box of shelf stable fresh fruits and vegetables to a resident named BearWoman. (Photo:Crystal Witt-Ybarra)

In line waiting for our turn to on load at Farmer Frog

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Consider making a donation to the Nakani Native Program, contributions to Nakani are tax deductible, as we are a 501(c)3 organization,

Federal ID: 82-2361294

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814 NE 40th St, Seattle WA 98105

(206) 799-5719