Global to Local Update: Celebrating Progress and Looking Ahead 

Hello Community Members and Partners, 

We are immensely grateful to each of you – our partners, community members, and dedicated employees – for your unwavering support during the recent months of transition, uncertainty, and as we’ve reached out for support.  It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride but your unwavering belief in Global to Local’s work around food access and health equity has been the driving force for our resilience and determination to get back on course. 

Through this journey, we’ve been intentional about viewing setbacks as invaluable learning opportunities. These experiences have allowed us to identify areas of weakness and realign our organization’s focus. While there is still much work to be done, we are optimistic that our immediate actions will pave the way for a brighter future. 

In response to the challenges we’ve faced, we’ve taken decisive action. We’ve reignited our efforts in grant writing, ensuring that our vital programs receive the support they need to thrive. Additionally, we’ve enlisted the expertise of a finance agency to strengthen our financial foundation, laying the groundwork for a sustainable future. 

As we move forward, we are ready to transition from a state of alarm and reactiveness. Instead, we are opening ourselves up to stronger relationships and new aligned partnerships that will help us grow as an organization, ensuring our continued ability to serve the SeaTac, Tukwila and South King County communities.   

Looking Ahead, Capacity Building and Board Development 

We’re filled with optimism and renewed purpose. While there are still challenges ahead, we take comfort in the signs of hope that surround us. Our new leadership team and incredible staff have been tirelessly pursuing opportunities to propel us forward, and we’re excited to explore new partnerships and collaborations that will shape the future of Global to Local. 

Our goal moving forward is to diversify our funding channels to create a more balanced and sustainable sourcing for our impactful programs. This will help ensure the longevity of our mission. We are now in a place of re-envisioning our path forward, focusing on replenishing our strategic framework and capacity building. 

Additionally, we are excited to welcome new board members who are dedicated to supporting immigrant and refugee communities. We seek individuals who are well-connected in areas of food access, food justice, health equity, diversity, and fundraising. Our Treasurer position is open and we welcome those with a finance background to explore this opportunity as well. We invite those interested in contributing their skills, connections, and relationships to join us in this endeavor. Please email me directly at if you’re interested in joining our board as we create a new, exciting future together for Global to Local and for our community in the South King County area. 

Join Us at Our Upcoming Art Night on Friday, May 3  

Where: Spice Bridge – 14200 Tukwila International Blvd Suite 141, Tukwila, WA 98168 

When: Visit our Facebook page for more information the week prior to the event 

Help us raise $75,000 for our Spice Bridge Kitchen Fund  

Funds directly support Spice Bridge operating costs that ensure BIPOC and immigrant owned businesses can become stable businesses and feed our community. Your support helps BIPOC and immigrant chefs thrive today and tomorrow! Click here to donate. 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being an essential part of our community and for your steadfast commitment to our mission. We’re incredibly grateful for your support and partnership as we navigate this journey together.  

With gratitude, 

Sandra Largaespada 

Interim Executive Director 

Global to Local