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Solid Ground

Solid Ground

Implementing Agency (IA)

Department of Health

Key Contacts

Noa Kay
IA Lead
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Solid Ground SNAP Ed Program

About Us

Solid Ground works to increase food security and combat health inequalities in our Seattle/King County community, in addition to statewide partners in Yakima and Pierce Counties. We have served Washington residents for over 46 years through a combination of housing programs, direct education, and food access policy, systems, and environmental changes. Solid Ground is Washington’s source for the Share Our Strengths Cooking Matters program.

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Meet our Team!

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Neo Mazur
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Scott Behmer
Gardening lead
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Emily Heemstra
Program Assistant
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Shana McCann
Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
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Gina Lee
Partnerships Coordinator
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Adam Richenberger
PSE & Youth Education Coordinator

Contact Us

Neo Mazur,

Current Programming

Direct Education

  • Cooking Matters for Adults


  • Good Food Campus
    • Community Gardens
    • Summer meals from scratch
    • Establishment of a healthy food pantry
  • Healthy Food Pantry Assessment
  • Food Security
  • Community Wellness Groups
  • Gardening/Cooking Clubs
  • Cooking Matters Train-the-Trainer
  • CSO Coordination

Community Partners

  • University of Washington
  • Mercy Housing
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • YMCA
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • City of Seattle
  • King County
  • Magnuson Park P-Patch
  • U District Food Bank
  • Duke University
  • Concord Community
  • Marra Farms Coalition
  • Community Health in Schools
  • Lowell Elementary
    • Nutrition Services
    • PTA
  • Rising Star Elementary
    • Nutrition Services
    • PTA
  • Somali Family Safety Task Force
  • Communities in Schools
  • Northwest Harvest
  • Pike Market Food Bank
  • Tilth Alliance
  • Bailey Gatzert Elementary School
  • Clean Greens
  • Rising Sign
  • Yes Farm
  • Solid Ground Housing at Sand Point
  • Full Life Care
  • Family Works

  • Bellwether Housing
  • Seattle Housing Authority
  • Low-Income Housing Institute
  • NeighborCare Health Clinics
  • Seattle Indian Health Board
  • Immanuel Community Services
  • Foundation for Health Generations
  • American Lake VA
  • Yakima Nation
  • Hunger Intervention Program
  • SNAP-Ed agencies implementing the Cooking Matters curricula
  • Public Health – Seattle & King County
  • WSU King County Extension
  • WSU Pierce County Extension
  • MultiCare
  • King Co. CSO Locations
    • Rainier
    • Capital Hill
    • King South
    • Auburn
    • Federal Way
    • White Center
    • King North
    • Belltwon
    • King Eastside
    • Renton
  • Pierce Co. CSO Locations
    • Pierce North
    • Pierce South
    • Puyallup Valley
    • Lakewood