Community Services Consortium

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Ecuadoran Group Visits Linn Benton Food Share to Learn About Innovative Gleaning Approach

Linn Benton Food Share recently hosted members of Oregon State University's Binational Learning Community on Food, Culture and Social Justice in Ecuador and Oregon, including 11 members that made the trip from Ecuador to Oregon.

The Ecuadorian group was on a two-week visit to Oregon exploring food system related sites. Linn Benton Food Share was chosen due to its innovative approach to food distribution through its network of 14 gleaning groups in Linn and Benton counties. 

Members of the group spent time talking with the gleaners, and got some hands-on experience with the repacking process. Everyone took part in a potluck at the end of the visit. 

The group will also be touring different food production sites, farms, and food markets in Oregon. In December, the Oregon-based members will travel to Ecuador for a parallel food systems visit.

Many thanks to Oregon State University's Director of Anthropology, Joan Gross, for giving Linn Benton Food Share the opportunity to host members of the Binational Learning Community! 

Support Linn Benton Food Share at the 20th Annual Magic Barrel Fundraiser

Oregon Book Award winners Matthew Dickman, Lauren Kessler, Henry Hughes, Gina Ochsner and five other distinguished writers from Oregon will read from their works Oct. 25 in Corvallis at the 20th annual Magic Barrel: A Reading to Fight Hunger event.

National Book Award winner Barry Lopez will emcee, and the event will include readings from other authors as well as music, a silent auction, free hors d’oeuvres, sweets and wine.

Admission is a suggested donation of $9 at the door, but listeners are encouraged to give what they can. Nobody is turned away for lack of funds. All proceeds will go to Linn Benton Food Share to fight hunger in the Corvallis and Albany community.

The event will take place at the historic Whiteside Theatre, a 1920s Italian Renaissance movie palace in downtown Corvallis under restoration. The music begins at 6:30pm, with readings beginning at 7pm.

For more information, click here.

Apply Now for Workforce Investment Act Scholarships

Need help with training or education for job skills, or know someone that does? CSC is now taking applications for Workforce Investment Act scholarships. Applications must be received by November 21, 2013 at 5pm. To access the application and more information, click here.

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