Community Food Systems

We envision communities across Oregon and southwest Washington where citizens are empowered and actively engaged to attain personal and community food security.


Food, Education, Agriculture Solutions Together (FEAST) is a community organizing process that allows participants to engage in a facilitated discussion around their local food system. Through this process participants identify and work towards solutions to build a healthier, more equitable, and resilient food system.

Video produced by Denise Wendt, Food for Lane County  


Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) is an AmeriCorps program benefiting rural communities. OFB partners with RRARE LogoARE to place volunteers in rural communities to work on local food system assessments, planning, and implementation.

Local Food Challenge

Challenging Oregonians to dedicate at least 10% of their food budget to local foods through an interactive website. The site includes blog posts, recipes, and many useful resources.

Food For Oregon

In partnership with Oregon State University, OFB hosts a listserv to connect statewide partners in the food movement. Join the listserv to get updates on community programs, updates, and opportunities.