Education & Training

Marion Polk Food Share addresses the root causes of hunger by teaching skills for self-sufficiency and resiliency through educational and vocational training programs. These programs and initiatives include:

  • Seed To Supper: A free, 6-week introduction to gardening course for low-income individuals, taught by master gardeners.
  • Cooking Matters At The Store: Free classes on shopping smart and healthy at your local grocery store. Classes take place in store locations around Marion and Polk counties.
  • Cooking Classes: Free healthy cooking classes at local food pantries, taught by OSU Extension experts.
  • Vocational Training: The Food Share serves over 30 individuals annually through formal work experience opportunities in our warehouse, office, and commercial kitchen.