Provender Conference Scholarship Winner to Open Food Business Incubator

December 10th 2019

by Kara, Martin – Program Director, Food Innovation Network

The construction site will soon be ready for Tukwila Village Food Hall. This spring 2020, Food Innovation Network (FIN) will open Tukwila Village Food Hall, the future home of FIN’s Food Business Incubator.

The new facility will help low-income South King County entrepreneurs–primarily immigrants and refugees–launch and build businesses.

FIN is excited to share that we’ve raised 74% of our $975,000 capital campaign goal. In addition to raising funds, we’ve been busy selecting entrepreneurs who will participate in our Incubator; recently we invited ten businesses to sell food at Tukwila Village Food Hall kiosks. Over the next five months, we will work closely with the entrepreneurs to get them licensed, insured, and ready for the Food Hall’s grand opening.

The 2,800 square-foot facility will include a commercial kitchen with four cook stations, five food retail stalls, and a community dining area. The space will accommodate 20 food businesses that will either rent retail kiosks in the public Food Hall, or use the kitchen for off-site sales, such as catering and farmers markets.

Would you like to make this community dream a reality? Help us in the final stretch:

Make a gift online–donations of any size are welcomed. #GivingTuesday is just around the corner on Dec. 3–join the movement and support FIN.

Join our crowdfunding campaign and help us spread the word.

To learn more and get involved with the Food Innovation Network, contact FIN Program Director Kara Martin: kara@foodinnovationnetwork.org or (206) 850-2877.

The Food Innovation Network includes organizations, educational institutions, local government, and community working together to create pathways for health, wealth, and success through food system revitalization in South King County.