Free Farmers to Families Boxes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will the distribution of boxes begin?

    Distribution of the boxes will begin Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

    Pacific Coast Fruit Company received a $24.8 million contract from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help get food boxes to people in need in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California. Procurement of the food and production of the boxes began Monday, May 18. For families in Kent School District, Tacoma Public Schools, and Federal Way School, distribution of the boxes begins Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

    Can I pick up more than one box?

    • Pacific Coast Fruit Company is providing boxes for KSD families (1 per household).
    • No large orders are being accepted to pick up for multiple households.
    • No pre-orders of boxes are being accepted for these free fresh food boxes.

    Can I choose which box I receive based on my food preferences?

    • Three different boxes are available to choose from. Please help us feed as many KSD families as possible by choosing one (1) box per household.
    • Boxes are distributed each Wednesday, May 27 through June 17, on a first-come, first-served basis.

    What if I have questions about the nutritional contents of the box I received?

    Please contact Maggie Brooks at with questions about the contents and nutritional components of the boxes.

    Do I have to show ID or proof my child attends Kent School District?

    No. Other than one per household, there are no stipulations for families to receive a box. All who show up can receive an available box.

    If I  do not get a box, will the Kent School District provide an alternate distribution time?

    • The distribution time at all KSD building sites and outreach sites is 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 or as long as supplies last.
    • No boxes will be held.
    • Our partner Kent Community Foundation is managing a list of organizations providing food at sites in the greater Kent area.
    • If you need meal support, please learn more about local food banks.

    Can I pick up a box at Birch Creek, Cascade, or Valli Kee even though I am not a resident?

    • No, distribution at the King County Housing Authority sites is for residents only.
    • If you need meal support in your area, please learn more about local food banks.

    Will this program continue through the summer?

    The current contract with Pacific Coast Fruit Company ends in June. We appreciate the partnership of local companies and organizations like Pacific Coast Fruit Compay to provide healthy and nutritious food to our KSD families.

Last Modified on May 22, 2020