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.
- Work Experience: The Food Share serves over 30 individuals annually through formal work experience opportunities in our warehouse, office, and commercial kitchen.
- Incite Kitchen Program: A 10-week culinary arts training program for unemployed young adults with a high school diploma or GED.