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Impacting Food Insecurity Through Community Partnership

Summer Series – In the Garden’ at the Multnomah County Demonstration Garden (6801 SE 60th Avenue, Portland).

With Heidi Davis, Community Teaching Kitchen, Providence Milwaukie Hospital and Devin Dinihanian, Statewide Seed to Supper Coordinator for the Oregon Food Bank.

Food security requires that all people at all times have the ability to access enough safe, nutritious food for an active, healthy life, and that they can do so in personally and socially acceptable ways. Learn how Providence Milwaukie’s Community Teaching Kitchen and Oregon Food Bank’s Seed to Supper program have teamed up to create healthier communities together. We will demonstrate how much can be accomplished by creative partnerships, an engaged medical community and garden education program, and passionate volunteers to address a community need.

Heidi Davis is a native Oregonian, mother of two young girls and has worked in the social service industry for over 15 years. As a graduate student in the school of social work at PSU in 2014, Heidi began her career at Providence as an intern in the Community Health Division, where she worked on implementing a screen-and-intervene program to identify patients struggling with food insecurity. Heidi now serves as the Patient Navigator of Providence Milwaukie’s Community Teaching Kitchen and thrives on promoting health through personal relationships as well as building a sustainable community around
access to healthy, nutritious food.

Devin Dinihanian has been coordinating the Statewide Seed to Supper Program for Oregon Food Bank since March 2017. He has over a decade of experience in social service, youth advocacy and garden- based education with English and Spanish speaking populations. He spent several years working on organic farms of various sizes in Oregon, New York, Vermont, and Oaxaca, Mexico, and enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds in garden and farm settings.

Earlier Event: June 12
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