Orange Tour: Marion-Polk Food Share Photo Post
06/30/2011 at 10:51 pm smithandlever
OSU Extension's Derek Godwin (left) and Phil McCorkle talk outside the Marion-Polk Food Share's building in Salem.
Gardens throughout Marion and Polk county provide fresh produce for emergency food boxes.
Extension nutrition educators worked with the Food Share to create a nutrition-based inventory system based on the federal My Plate guidelines.
While food drives provide a portion of the food in food boxes, the Food Share also purchases much of its food supply.
Pallets of vegetables ready for distribution by the 27 organizations that work with the Food Share.
Shelf stable, portable, and high in protein, peanut butter is a sought after food for emergency food boxes.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are quick to be put to use.
It's a big mission. Food boxes attempt to end hunger in the short term, while long-term efforts include nutrition and cooking classes, outreach, and health education.
A new mixer awaits use in the Food Share's USDA certified kitchen.
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