FoodWaves cultivates food justice and access to healthy food in Clackamas County and the surrounding communities.

Bottom Line for Portland

FoodWaves is committed to serving individuals experiencing food insecurity and/or limited access to fresh, healthy food by educating members of our community on how to grow, harvest, prepare, and preserve fresh produce by using sustainable gardening techniques. For example, we teach how to seed, irrigate, feed the soil, manage pests, and harvest both efficiently and affordably. By donating to our organization, you will increase FoodWaves' ability to promote training opportunities and hands-on learning experiences that empower others through education and dirty hands!



“FoodWaves has gone out of its way to make sure they take the time to teach families and children why it is important to grow food on their own. They are incredibly generous with their time.”

April Gonzalez, Enrollment Assistant at Head Start, Oak Grove


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

FoodWaves is an award-winning food justice nonprofit (Community Action Impact Award from the Clackamas County Action Board); therefore, we understand that food insecurity is often compounded for individuals who have experienced a history of inequality, both through oppression, as well as, limited opportunities to access healthy food. Our organization has specifically sought to alleviate hunger in the Metro area by improving access to healthy food for those experiencing food insecurity by providing opportunities to learn how to grow fresh, healthy produce for themselves. This opportunity to grow healthy food and be a part of a community is especially meaningful to people who have experienced barriers and obstacles in life- making a positive impact on our community’s overall health and well-being.


Thanks to our generous friends and business partners!


Drs. Dan and Nancy Leedy will match the first $1,000 donated to FoodWaves!


Twist will donate $1,000 after FoodWaves first $5,000 donated to FoodWaves!


FoodWaves is fortunate to have the support of some wonderful people in the community! Because of their generosity, each Saturday, FoodWaves will select (randomly!) a winner to receive the following incentives:


November 1st- 6th: Portland Farmer’s Market Cookbook: 100 Seasonal Recipies


November 7th- 13th: Marshall’s Haute Sauce- A Haute Sauce Gift Pack


November 14th-20th: Portland Farmer’s Market Cookbook: 100 Seasonal Recipies


November 21st-27th: From Karen Brooks- a signed copy of “The Mightly Gastropolis Portland: A Journey Through the Center of America’s New Food Revolution”

 November 28th- December 4th: a gift certificate of $200.00 to Departure Portland or Urban Farmer

 December 5th- 11th: From Chef Naomi Pomeroy- a signed copy of “Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking”

December 12th-18th: From Chef Gregory Gourdet- a signed copy of “Everyone's Table: Global Recipes for Modern Health”

Business Partner(s)

Marshall’s Haute Sauce

-Marshall’s Haute Sauce brings delicious fresh and local small-batch products to those that will love them. 


-Check out Twist’s story here!


Departure Portland

-Take a journey through a masterful exploration of pan-Asian cuisine in an alluring, comfortable atmosphere high above the city center. Departure promises an ever-evolving discovery that will leave a lasting impression.


Urban Farmer

-With an emphasis on local, organic sourcing and simple straightforward presentations, Urban Farmer redefines the modern Portland steakhouse.


$8,930 raised of $15,000 goal
60 donations
60% of Goal


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Year Founded: 2010

Tax ID: 274022146

FoodWaves is in the Hunger category which is sponsored by New Seasons Market

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