Together, We Can Solve Hunger: Understanding the "Shadow Food System"

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Marion Polk Food Share

1660 Salem Industrial Drive NE

Salem, OR 97301

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Come join us as we pull back the curtain on the "Shadow Food System" and how 21 regional food banks across the state of Oregon are helping to provide food for approximately 260,000 individuals and children each year.

This meeting is a fundraiser for the Oregon Food Bank Network, and will be held at Marion Polk Food Share in Salem. Each attendee is encouraged to bring non-perishable food and/or monetary donations.

Can we beat last year's donations? To do that we need your help! Cash or check donations will be accepted at the door. You can also make a donation when you sign up for this event by entering an amount next to the "Donation" option. Every donation, food or money, will earn tickets towards the door prize raffle (1 ticket per 2 non-perishable items, or 2 tickets per $5). Come out and join us in donating, networking and listening to a representative from Oregon Food Bank talk about the "Shadow Food System!"

As members of OSIFT, we all play an important role in our regional food system. During her presentation, Katie Pearmine from Oregon Food Bank, will pull back the curtain on a "Shadow Food System" - the local hunger relief network. You'll learn about how the local hunger relief network operates, the major trends impacting these efforts, and how you, as a food scientist, can play a critical role to enact real change for good.

Growing up on a farm in the North Willamette Valley, Katie Pearmine has worked in agriculture since childhood. As the Strategic Sourcing Manager for Oregon Food Bank, Katie leads a team responsible for procuring food for people experiencing hunger in Oregon and Clark County Washington. Katie’s previous work includes: field work and outdoor education in rural Oregon, ten years in publishing and marketing, and five years with Oregon Department of Agriculture. Katie spends her free time on food access and land use issues, and is chairing Oregon State University, Food Innovation Center’s advisory board, and acting a Commissioner for Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development.

Dinner is included with your ticket. There will be a cash bar.

There is plenty of free parking in their parking lot and on the street. A parking map will be emailed out prior to the event.

Space is limited so please sign up in advance!

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Marion Polk Food Share

1660 Salem Industrial Drive NE

Salem, OR 97301

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No Refunds

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