Nourishing Communities, Reducing Waste
At Feed the Mass, our commitment to combating food insecurity and reducing food waste remains unwavering. Our Food Empowerment (FED) program is vital to this mission, delivering nourishing solutions to our community.
Empowering Through Food
The FED program is our food empowerment initiative, dedicated to addressing the root causes of food insecurity while nourishing both bodies and spirits in our community. Our objective is clear: to combat food insecurity at its source and to make healthy, satisfying, and delectable meals accessible to our neighbors in need.
Sourcing from Abundance
In the spirit of community collaboration, each of our meals sources some ingredients from excess food supplies generously donated by our many community partners. This reduces food waste and ensures that surplus resources go directly to those who can benefit from them the most.
In our inaugural year, the FED program has made remarkable strides. We take pride in having served an astonishing 250thousand meals to our neighbors in Portland. Moreover, our efforts have rescued an impressive 500 thousand pounds of food from going to waste. These achievements exemplify our steadfast commitment to fighting food insecurity and food waste at their source.
A Holistic Approach
Our programs at Feed the Mass exist to address the multifaceted challenges of food insecurity and food waste. Our holistic approach to food systems management has resulted in a growing network of local collaborations, enabling us to serve our community better.
Strengthening the Community Fabric
As levels of food insecurity in Portland reach unprecedented heights, and as some traditional funding sources have dwindled, Feed the Mass endeavors to stand in the gap. We bridge the divide by directly channeling surplus food resources to those most need it. Every meal prepared by our dedicated team is crafted with care, delivering nourishment and a sense of community and connection.
At Feed the Mass, we believe that a well-fed community is resilient. The FED program is a testament to our unwavering commitment to nurturing our neighbors and planet. Together, we can continue to make a positive impact, one meal at a time.