“I want to leave the community a better place than I found it. Food touches all people and intersects so much of our culture. Community building through food is an engaging, effective way to be a part of social change.” – Ian
Ian Dixon-McDonald came to the Food Share originally as a volunteer with a desire to get his hands dirty in the gardens. Currently he oversees Meals on Wheels, agency relations, nutrition education, farm and gardens and community food systems.
Ian is a graduate of University of Oregon (B.A. in Humanities) and Northern Arizona University (M.A. in Sustainable Communities/Food Systems). Prior to joining the Food Share, he taught high school and worked as a case manager for other local nonprofit organizations.
Ian is a native of the Willamette Valley. He lives in Salem with his wife and young son.