Gorge Grown Food Network
Sponsored by Gorge Grown Food Network
PO Box 752
Hood River, OR 97031
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Mission and Vision
Gorge Grown Food Network is working to build a resilient and inclusive regional food system that improves the health and well-being of our community. We envision a healthy, self-su cient Columbia River Gorge where our food is produced with integrity and is valued, abundant and accessible to all.
– PROGRAM OVERVIEW –
We seek to address food insecurity, link local buyers and sellers, educate and empower community leaders & farmers, and support local food businesses.
1 in 3 Gorge residents worry about running out of food, while 1 in 5 miss meals. Our Veggie Prescription provides vouchers to low-income community members to redeem at local farmers markets and select grocery stores for fresh fruits and vegetables. We match food stamp dollars at farmers markets. The Power of Produce (POP) Club gives all shoppers under the age of twelve $2 to buy fruits or vegetables at market each week. We gather volunteers to glean from farms and orchards with excess produce, then to donate to those that need it most.
Growing the local economy
Gorge Grown helps support all farmers markets in the Gorge, providing beginning farmers and entrepreneurs a place to thrive.
Through collaborative work with farmers, makers, food banks, educators, nutrition specialists and health care providers, Gorge Grown Food Network aims to ensure that the local food system is inclusive, resilient and robust.