We are so excited to share the news! HDFFA and NeighborImpact are joining forces to expand fresh food options for Central Oregonians through the Fresh To You mobile food truck. This truck will deliver food bank staple items and Central Oregon farm fresh products starting this summer. [...]
Central Oregon food and farm news!
Imagine standing in front of a fridge stocked with produce, dairy, meat, plus dozens of condiment jars. Now take a quarter of that food out and bury it. That might sound ridiculous, yet that’s what happens all across the country: more than one-fourth of the food produced in the U.S. ends [...]
Our wonderful partner, NeighborImpact has provided a list of Thanksgiving Meal sites below: For a list of food pantries with frozen holiday turkeys and sides available – click here Wishing one and all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
Food that would have been tossed out is turned into Sunday night meals at the Salvation Army From the Bend Bulletin Published Nov. 16, 2018 A new program in Bend is taking leftover food from the cafeteria at Central Oregon Community College that would usually be thrown away and saving it for a [...]
The magnitude of our nation’s food waste problem is difficult to comprehend. According to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, the U.S. generates 63 million tons of food waste worth $218 billion every year. Fortunately, food producers, processors, the food service industry and [...]
BEND, Ore. – Imagine a pile of local carrots, a bright tower of healthy fresh produce taller than a first-grader. This month, 11 first-graders volunteered with the High Desert Food & Farm Alliance to bag over 1,100 pounds of farm fresh carrots and apples for NeighborImpact, and they [...]
We have exciting news! HDFFA has been awarded a Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) for the project entitled: Enhancing the Value & Supply Chain for High Desert Specialty Crops. We are seeking a passionate and organized Program Coordinator who will act as the primary lead in implementing and [...]
The third annual Central Oregon Fill Your Pantry event is coming to you Sunday November 11th! Never been to a Fill Your Pantry event? You won’t want to miss this! Fill Your Pantry is a community bulk buying event created so YOU can fill up your pantry, freezer, and root cellar full of great [...]
Thank you to The Source Weekly Staff! HDFFA as well as our partners Central Oregon Locavore Non-Profit and regional farmers markets were nominated as Best Local Food Supporters! We are honored and elated to work with such an incredible to support a healthy and thriving food and farm network [...]
High Desert Food & Farm Alliance would like to recognize food businesses going above and beyond with local food sourcing and contributions to our Central Oregon community. HDFFA considers local to be food grown, raised and crafted in the Central Oregon high desert. Our farm and ranch [...]