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Reducing Hunger With A FEAST For Josephine County

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It's an odd paradox: food comes from rural areas, because that's where farms are, but some rural areas can experience issues with hunger.  That's because grocery stores are often small and far apart, and food is more expensive for families living on tight budgets. 

Oregon Food Bank developed the F.E.A.S.T. concept for community organizing--Food. Education. Agriculture. Solutions. Together.--and invited communities around Oregon to apply for grants. 

Rogue Valley Food System Network, with other local partners, applied on behalf of Josephine County, and won a $5000 grant.  A series of events in March and April will bring the concept around the county.  Alison Sexauer from RVFSN visits with details.   

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