Four stories above the food bank, our 2,000 square foot raised bed farm grows produce for food bank customers year round. Stewarded by Shanelle Donaldson, our Food Bank Farmer, Rooftop Roots helps deliver fresh, culturally familiar produce to our community.

Whether herbs, veggies, fruits, and even edible flowers, our farm produce is harvested then distributed that same day so that it can be enjoyed at the peak of freshness.

We host a pair of beehives and occasionally have enough honey to offer some through our pantry. And the on-site greenhouse helps us provide plant starts through our “To Go To Grow” kits so our customers get a jumpstart growing produce themselves.

If you’d like to volunteer on our farm, discuss how you can host a beehive for us in your own backyard, or learn more about the Bloom Internship program that we offer in collaboration with UW’s Doorway Project then please send our farmer an email at

I’d really like more of those Rooftop Roots tomatoes and peppers you gave me last week. They were the best tasting ones I’ve ever had! Really…they were grown on the roof? Why aren’t more food banks doing that?

Anonymous Customer, Summer 2019