Food Day with PCRI

October 13, 2011 · by Travis Phillips · PCRI

Residents of PCRI, NAYA and Hacienda CDC communities – please join us at our Food Day Event and Celebration, Monday, October 24th from 6:30-8pm!  We will celebrate community food and food resources and will present the results of our Housing Organizations of Color Coalition’s Healthy Foods Access assessment and survey.

We are very concerned about the health inequities we see in our communities: Nearly 60% of households we surveyed have one or more persons in their household suffering from a preventable diet-related health condition. Ninety-eight percent of survey respondents indicated that access to affordable fresh fruit and vegetables in their neighborhood was important to them, so why do so few shop for fresh produce in their neighborhood? What are some of the important values to our communities regarding food and our food system? Find out the responses to these and more, including what potential strategies our assessment points toward for addressing some of our most pressing healthy food access challenges.

This promises to be a fun event and will include a cooking demonstration by a locally acclaimed chef. We will also be sharing locally prepared food and—thanks to donations by fabulous local sustainable farms—we will be sharing fresh seasonal produce with our residents and other participating low-income community members.

The organizations and farms that are contributing to and/or participating in this Food Day event include: PCRI, Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), Hacienda CDC and it’s Micro Mercantes program, Bob’s Red Mill, The Side Yard Farm, Wealth Underground Farm, Friends of Zenger Farm, Gaining Ground Farm, Portland Fruit Tree Project, Groundwork Portland, and Fork In The Road Mobile Market.

Residents who are interested in joining are requested to RSVP to by email to Adriana Voss-Andreae or by calling (503) 288-2923.  The event will be held at O.A.M.E., 4134 N Vancouver Avenue in Portland.

Leave a Reply