Palouse Tables Project On the Move Pledge Campaign
Click Here to Pledge Support for the On the Move Project
We are excited to invite you to participate in supporting the Palouse Tables Project: On the Move proposal. Imagine a mobile farm stand that is empowering communities to become self-reliant, serving needs with dignity, stimulating the economy AND regenerating the spirit of impoverished communities throughout the Palouse. The project plan coordinates an entire collaborative of partners in sourcing local and fresh food that is distributed as part of a “pay as you can” model farm stand to be located in 26 different communities in both Latah and Whitman County every other month. We will also bundle relevant and needed services (both food and other social services) at these stops to make it easy for participants to gather what they need. The project will hire a community food coordinator to make the food system more connected over the four years of the grant and help guarantee we connect farms, food pantries, and nutrition as a first step in building a better food system.
$0.83 covers the cost of 1 mile of the program including food, staff time, maintenance, insurance, and supplies. Currently, we would have funds to run the program for 3 years if we are awarded the 4 year community food projects grant from the USDA, stopping at every community in the Palouse at least once every 2 months. If we raise pledges totaling 56,500 before June 3rd we will be able to propose 4 years of the project. Every bit can help!
A pledge is simple, you just decide what you would be able to donate if we are awarded in early 2020, and enter your contact information and pledge amount here. We will then contact you once we hear about the status of the grant.
Thanks and In Community,
-Palouse Tables Project “On the Move” Partners
Download here: Palouse Tables Project Report
This project set out to comprehensively map the community food system of the Palouse—everything from local farmers to food pantries, from senior meals to school gardens. It was quickly realized that the scope of organizations involved in feeding the Palouse is broad and vast—partnerships are networked and spread over a wide geographical area. There is also a broad range of motivations for committing to transforming food systems towards ending food insecurity, but the project worked to discover the heart of these motivations. Palouse Tables Project brought clarity to the vision of a community that seamlessly connects health and food, in all of their dimensions.