Healthy Parkland Initiative
In 2013, PLU, Trinity Lutheran Church and Emergency Food Network began working together on the Healthy Parkland Initiative– a partnership leveraging the unique resources each brings to the community and collaborating for an even better Parkland with improved healthy food access.
Our activities include: student volunteer opportunities and service learning connections, increasing awareness of local food and nutrition concerns and research to discover new possibilities for healthy food access.
Each of these organizations has opportunities for PLU community members to volunteer their time in service and offers a community connection to learn more about food security in our local community.
Food sorting and packing for over 67 local food banks at EFN’s warehouse – Repack Project
Setting up and organizing the Trinity Lutheran Church food ministry Tuesday, Fridays and Sundays
Cooking and participating in Trinity’s Community Dinners – third Friday each month
Grow food with EFN’s Mother Earth Farm, Trinity or PLU’s garden!
Events and Community Engagement:
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week – November 14-22, 2014
EFN’s annual Empty Bowls Event – November 22, 2014
Contact Rachel Haxtema, Healthy Parkland Coordinator at email@example.com with additional questions