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Education & Training

Marion-Polk Food Share addresses the root causes of hunger by teaching skills for self-sufficiency and resiliency through educational and vocational training programs. These programs and initiatives include:

  • Seed To Supper: A free, 6-week introduction to gardening course for low-income individuals, taught by master gardeners.
  • Cooking Matters At The Store: Free classes on shopping smart and healthy at your local grocery store. Classes take place in store locations around Marion and Polk counties.
  • Cooking Classes: Free healthy cooking classes at local food pantries, taught by OSU Extension experts.
  • Vocational Training: The Food Share serves over 30 individuals annually through formal work experience opportunities in our warehouse, office, and commercial kitchen.

Contact us About our Education & Training Programs

Vocational Training - Allen Pfeiffer, Volunteer and Vocational Training Manager, x311 apfeiffer@marionpolkfoodshare.org

Seed to Supper and Classes - Lexi Stickel, Director of Community Programs, x333 astickel@marionpolkfoodshare.org

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