Food Access

Food Access

Nearly 28,000 Central Oregonians are food insecure, meaning they do not have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. HDFFA believes that fresh, healthy and local food should be accessible for everyone.  We increase the amount of fresh food available for our neighbors facing food insecurity through Grow & Give, Fresh Harvest Kits, food recovery and VeggieRx. Continue below to learn more!

Contact Info

Meiko Lunetta, Food Access Program Coordinator | meiko@hdffa.org | 541-390-3572

Food Pantry “Fresh Harvest Kit”

Ready to make meal-kits combine staple items with fresh food that is often delivered to people’s home.  We decided to take this model and create a pilot program called Fresh Harvest Kit.  This project is being implemented at two Sisters food pantries where Seed to Table farm donates fresh vegetables, recipients choose staple items, and HDFFA provides recipes and a pre-made spice kit mixed and donated by Savory Spice.  Our goal is to develop a model that can be replicated at other pantries in Central Oregon and throughout the nation.  Funded by USDA Community Food Project grant (2017-2020). Learn more…

Food Recovery

We team up with COCC’s Sodexo Food Services, COCC Professor Owen Murphy, Cascade Youth and Family Center, The Salvation Army, NeighborImpact and the Family Kitchen to reduce food waste by diverting edible food to local hunger relief agencies.   In partnership with The Environmental Center, we are developing a food recovery resource toolkit for businesses to reduce food waste and donate excess.  This project is funded by a USDA Community Food Project grant (2017-2020).  

Grow & Give

Our fresh food drive, Grow & Give, is the only program of its kind in Central Oregon.  HDFFA collects fresh produce from local farmers, gardeners, and community members to improve accessibility at our regional food pantries.  All produce is donated to NeighborImpact Food Bank and to date has supplied over 46,000 pounds of food and serves over 30% of the their clients.  Learn more…

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