Village Gardens brings a spirit of hope by growing and sharing food, learning and teaching skills, and empowering community leadership.
Bottom Line for Portland
Last year, Village Market grocery store welcomed 122,000 low-income customers, gave $22,000 in free produce and Good Food discounts, distributed $26,000 in Veggie Vouchers to 310 neighbors and provided 16,422 apples, bananas and oranges to neighborhood youth through the Free Fruit for Kids program.
“This store is the heart of this community, as it is teaching people how to be healthy. It employs neighborhood youth and adults and makes this community more dynamic, more connected and more alive.”
—Eca-Etabo Wasongolo, Community Organizer
An anonymous donor will match the first $5000 from donors aged 35 and under. The first 10 donors who give $200 or more will receive a handmade hardwood cutting board from Earthbound Industries.