Support Food Roots
Food Roots is working to grow a more robust food system for Tillamook County by engaging the community, supporting farmers and entrepreneurs, and improving access to local food. Want to help?
There are a number of ways to contribute to the unique and important work we do throughout Tillamook County.
Make a donation to Food Roots today
We depend on community giving to carry out our mission. It's the support of individuals and businesses that allow us to do so much for our North Coast community.
With your support, we provide Farm to School education to over 1,000 Tillamook County students annually, providing them garden-based lessons and activities, farm field trips, local food tastings, classroom farmer visits, home garden kits and naturalist learning kits, and so much more.
With your support in 2020, and with our community partners, we got over $50,000 worth of fresh local food from our FarmTable storefront to families in need.
With your support, we've expanded markets for our local farmers and food producers, facilitating over $130,000 in sales of local food through our downtown Tillamook FarmTable storefront in 2020.
This work improves community health, supports local farmers, and strengthens our local economy and businesses. It can only happen with your support. Making a donation of any amount today will make a real difference in our ability to continue this work.
Want to make an even bigger difference? Become a Friend of Food Roots with a recurring monthly donation by selecting the monthly option under the "Donation Schedule" drop down box. By providing us a reliable source of income, you enable us to better able to plan ahead with an understanding of the resources available to us.
If you prefer to donate by check, you can make your check out to Food Roots and mail it to:
P.O. Box 1275
Tillamook, OR 97141
Thank you so much for your support! If you have any questions, please contact Joel Caris at . If you are a business who would like to become a Business Friend of Food Roots, please also contact Joel at the above email address for additional information.
Fundraising Events: Pie Nights
Food Roots coordinates fundraising events throughout the year to engage our community in supporting our work while enjoying delicious food and sharing stories of our successes, challenges, and future goals.
We do this through our three Pie Night events based in Nehalem, Tillamook, and Pacific City, in partnership with White Clover Grange in Nehalem, Pacific Restaurant in Tillamook, and with the South County Food Pantry and Pacific City and Neskowin Farmers Markets.
These fundraising events bring together both home and professional bakers and dozens of volunteers to auction pies and enjoy a pie feast and good cheer, all in support of Food Roots programs and those of our event partners!
Farm to Table Dinner Series
In late 2018, Food Roots launched a Farm to Table Dinner Series in partnership with Nehalem River Ranch and local restaurants to highlight the bounty of our north coast producers and to provide an intimate space in which to share our accomplishments and our future goals.
These multi-course dinners showcase the farmers, ranchers, fishers, foragers, and chefs who make our north coast community such an incredible place to eat. Each dinner features a series of unique dishes designed by the hosting chefs to best present the local flavors of our north coast food system.
Restaurant partners in this series have included the Salmonberry Saloon in Wheeler, Offshore Grill in Rockaway Beach, and Pacific Restaurant in Tillamook. We have completed our 2018-19 series and expect to return in late 2019 or early 2020 with a new series of dinners. Stay tuned for additional details or email Joel Caris to learn more.
Volunteer with Food Roots
We'd love to have you!
Food Roots provides a variety of meaningful service opportunities for volunteers of all ages. Volunteers are incredibly important in our programming and key to accomplishing many of our projects.
Volunteers are welcome to come work in our gardens, in our educational programs, at events, in our office, on Food Roots’ committees, in board service, and more. We value our volunteers tremendously!
If you are interested in applying to become a Food Roots Board Member, please complete an application here.
If you want to join Food Roots in worthy work, please fill out this volunteer application.