On April 21, OCF hosted a forum in Springfield that focused on "Ingredients for a Healthy Food System." Panelists from the Neighborhood Economic Development Corps, the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition, and Lane Coalition for Healthy Active Youth discussed plans for a Community Food Hub project in Springfield.
The proposed Food Hub will include a year-round indoor farmer’s market, a commissary kitchen facility, and provide assistance to developing local food-based businesses. Panelists also discussed efforts to connect local farmers to outlets throughout Lane County to increase access to healthy, local food.
To learn more, please download the Willamette Forum Summary. If you would like a copy of the summary, or you are interested in learning more about OCF’s educational programs, please contact our advised funds staff.