Expanding capacity to serve Latinos and Veterans
In February of this year, Food Roots welcomed Americorps VISTA member, Katie Gardner, and a partnership with MercyCorps Northwest. Katie joins us for a one-year service project to help expand our micro-enterprise and healthy food access programming to underserved Latinos and veterans in Tillamook County.
Katie will be working to develop and strengthen partnerships with local, regional and state agencies, community partners, volunteers and community leaders who work to serve Latinos and Veterans and increase economic and healthy future opportunities.
Through this project, we will also be working to identify and address barriers in developing food system micro-enterprises and healthy food access opportunities for low income Veterans and Latinos in Tillamook County.