“I believe the Food Share has the ability to nourish a hunger that is not just literal, but also one for deeper community connections, a sense of dignity and compassion, and the ability to heal. My passion for this work is driven by beliefs that food is an essential human right, that we all need a deep regard for the land we tend, and that we all can play a role in creating self-reliant and supportive communities.” –Lexi
Lexi Stickel originally came to the Food Share with a focus on community development through food systems and spent her first year writing a Community Food Assessment for Marion and Polk counties. Currently she oversees community gardens, nutrition education, agency relations, community food systems, and the Food Share’s pantries in Grand Ronde and Woodburn.
Lexi is a graduate of University of Oregon with an M.A. in International Studies and another M.A. Conflict & Dispute Resolution from the UO Law School. Before coming to the Food Share, she was a director for a small nonprofit in central Mexico working with rural education efforts.
Lexi was born and raised in Oregon. She lives in Salem with her partner and two dogs.