Clatskanie Farmers Market, Clatskanie Baptist Church Backpack Program, and Clatskanie Elementary School have received a FEAST Grant. FEAST (Food, Education, and Agriculture Solutions Together) is sponsored by Oregon Food Bank to facilitate conversations within communities to identify and collaborate on opportunities to build and/or improve local food systems.
As the name suggests, there is a feast involved. Participants will be served a meal featuring local produce, after which there will be a conversation identifying the food system needs of the Clatskanie area – both day-to-day and in the event of a disaster (flooding, the Big One, etc.).
After the FEAST event, one to three program suggestions will be identified and funded through a $4000 grant awarded by Oregon Food Bank to implement these programs. The time-line runs through December 2017 at which time there could be other grants in place to continue the successful programs.
Clatskanie FEAST will be Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Clatskanie Elementary School from 3:30 – 6:30. Please contact Marianne Velliquette at email@example.com or 503-308-3853 with questions and to volunteer at any level with this community project. To register to attend this event by 1/13/17, visit http://www.eventbrite.com and search “FEAST.”
MISSION: To mobilize community members to identify and implement a food system improvement project(s).