August 11, 2015
Oregon Food Bank’s new grocery rescue partnership with Safeway is increasing the amount of healthy food available to people struggling to make ends meet. By early 2016, 107 Safeway stores in Oregon and Clark County, Washington will be part of the Fresh Alliance program, which captures and diverts fresh food to hungry people across the state.
The Local Food Challenge is designed to get people thinking about their food sources and connect with their community. Local means items grown, raised or caught within 200 miles of their residences. Anyone can participate by pledging to spend at least ten percent of their food budget on locally grown foods for 31 days.
To learn more visit oregonfoodbank.org/localfoodchallenge where you can sign up and view links to healthy recipes along with guides to farmers’ markets and produce stands. Special thanks to Flowerpot Media for creating and supporting the website.