One of the beautiful things about living in the Rogue Valley (and there are LOTS)…
When a natural disaster or pandemic strikes, we have an incredible community of leaders, helpers, businesses, organizations and individuals who make sure our people are taken care of. We are so fortunate to call you all our neighbors and friends!
And one group is stepping up to the plate to feed displaced Southern Oregonians over the next year, support the local food chain, and bolster the Rogue Valley economy. We are excited to announce our new partnership with Rogue Food Unites!
About Rogue Food Unites
Rogue Food Unites is working double-time to coordinate food businesses, farms, and cultural organizations to form a community-driven meal preparation and delivery program. Meals are prepared by local restaurants, and delivered to locations where displaced community members receive the food they need.
Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
With the help of grants, partnerships, donations and fiscal sponsorship, Rogue Food Unites is able to reimburse restaurants for the food they make and deliver to those in need. This means restaurant workers keep working, and farmers keep farming, while impacted residents are supported by local food professionals.
Connecting local restaurants with displaced residents ensures that invested funds stay here in the Rogue Valley to support the local economy. Restaurants receive reimbursement to fund their staff, their rent, their food costs…and do what they do best: feed hungry people.
Investing locally also assures fresher, more flavorful food that supports local growers and producers, while helping to reduce environmental harm. Win-win-win-win-win!