Community Action Center Receives USDA Grant to
Explore Hunger on the Palouse!
Community Food at Community Action Center will be moving forward with an exciting new project! We received a $35,000 USDA Community Food Project Planning grant on November 1, to lead a collaborative food security assessment in Whitman and Latah Counties.
The project, called the Palouse Tables Project, will take place from November 2017 to October 2018. Community Action Center will work closely with Backyard Harvest, Council on Aging and Human Services, and other members of the Whitman County Food Coalition. The purpose of the project is to investigate all aspects of hunger on the Palouse and ask local residents experiencing hunger to “discover, dream, and design” solutions to the food issues they face. The project will give local organizations input and ideas with the long-term goal of ending hunger in our region.
The Palouse Tables Project is one of just 35 Community Food Projects USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture funded this year nationwide. A portion of the matching funds for the initiative were granted by Inland Northwest Community Foundation.