Pike Place Market company creates food packages to help support its vendors

SEATTLE — A local company based at Seattle’s Pike Place Market created a way to help some of its vendors that had to temporarily close because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Savor Seattle, a food tour company based in the market, launched a food box program to help those vendors.

KIRO 7 spoke with Savor Seattle founder Angela Shen as she was preparing packages for the weekend.

“We decided if we can't bring people to the market, we're going to bring the market to the people,” Shen said.

Each week, the company makes a box that features a rotating mix of Market food vendors, complete with a bouquet of fresh flowers, delicious fruits and veggies and whole bean coffee, the company said.

Savor told KIRO 7 each box supports eight Pike Place Market vendors and provides a $5 donation to the Pike Place Market Safety Net Fund, assisting people in the community most effected by COVID-19.

The company started with a few dozen orders and now up to hundreds of orders.

The program is available for both delivery and pick-up service.

For more information on how to order a package, click here.