Our colleagues at The Healthy Food Policy Project state that food is accessible when it is affordable and community members can readily grow or raise it, find it, obtain it, transport it, prepare it, and eat it.
GROW & RAISE
- OSU Extension-Central Oregon gardening advice and HDFFA partners offering herbs, seeds, plants, and landscaping services extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening
FIND AND OBTAIN
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)– oregon.gov/dhs/assistance/food-benefits
- Women Infants and Children (WIC)- For locations and resources call 211 or visit oregon.gov/oha/PH/HEALTHYPEOPLEFAMILIES/WIC/
- Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB)- Match your SNAP dollars, up to $20/day (for a limited time) at the Bend and Sisters Farmers markets doubleuporegon.org
- Central Oregon food pantries- neighborimpact.org/get-help/get-food/
- Fill Your Pantry- bulk buying event: use SNAP and receive Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB)! centraloregonfillyourpantry.com
- Cascade East Transit– free and low-cost tri-county transit services, including Dial-A-Ride. Go to cascadeeasttransit.com and find your travel route!
PREPARE AND EAT
- Cooking Counts- HDFFA cookbook and nutrition resources hdffa.org/cookingcounts
- Food Hero! Cooking tips and tricks with OSU Extension foodhero.org
DID YOU KNOW?
There are 39,000 Central Oregonians facing food insecurity every day.