Gorge Grown Food Network
Sponsored by Bisnett Insurance
PO Box 752
Hood River, OR 97031
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To build a resilient and inclusive regional food system that improves the health and well-being of our community.
We envision a healthy, self-sufficient 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.
– GIVING OPPORTUNITIES –
Annual Harvest Dinner (2018 date TBD)
Corporate Giving Opportunities
Support the Veggie Prescription Program: Corporate donations translate directly to fresh produce from local farmers for those that need it most.
Look for Gorge Grown farmers market sponsorship opportunities in spring of 2018
Look for Harvest Dinner sponsorship opportunities in summer of 2018
$60 provides a “Veggie Prescription” to 1 person for 2 months
$100 provides $2 tokens for kids to buy veggies at 1 farmers market
$250 feeds 1 pregnant, low-income woman fresh fruits and veggies for 9 months
donate today at gorgegrown.com
Volunteer with us at markets, gleans and other events. Learn more at gorgegrown.com/careervolunteer.