August 3, 2010
It’s been too long since I’ve updated our blog. The summer is flying by and I’m just not able to do everything I’d like to! Here’s a quick update:
We are expanding our office! We will not be occupying not only suite 107 in Bend, but also suite 108 next door. We will hold all of our volunteer meetings in suite 108 to give us more room! We also have a beautiful new space in Redmond for our staff and Pennie. The main Deschutes County Extension office is still on the fairgrounds and always will be .
We emphasized the need we have for those of you doing demos to help out with I’m on maternity leave this fall. We’d like to have pairs of volunteers adopt a site September – January. You’d work together and work with your pantry to choose a recipe and day to go each month. Then you’d shop for the food using our charge account and prep at our office or on site. This would really help keep meeting the need of pantries during this time that I’m gone. Thank you in advance for all you do!
Sydney Leanord came to talk to us about the community food assessment she’s been working on. It was inspiring to see all of us work together to benefit those in need! She also mentioned the Central Oregon Food Summit that is coming up next month.
SAVE THE DATE: September 10, 2010 Central Oregon Food Summit- at COCC in new student center. 9:00 am-4pm
For more information and to register for the Food Summit please visit http://cofoodsummit.yolasite.com/register.php
Click here for the complete detailed minutes from our meeting.
Help with School Nutrition Education Delivery
Please come join us for a brief meeting on August 18th from 2:00-2:30, followed by a session to stuff our Nutrition Action Kits from 2:30-4:00ish (Depending on how fast we are!)
September 18th our program will be joining thousands of volunteers around Central Oregon to serve the homeless in our community. We will spend the day at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds serving more than 1500 men, women and children and giving them nutrition education. We will be passing out samples of quick easy recipes that can be assembled with little or no cooking equipment. This is a great opportunity to reach thousands of people at one event and we can use as much help as we can get. Please think about saving this Saturday to be involved with Project Connect!
You can visit their website at http://www.projectconnectco.org/