The Oregon Food Bank’s headquarters, 7900 N.E. 33rd Drive, has adjacent land called the Learning Garden that is uniting with a one-acre community farm to grow produce for groups working to curb food insecurity.
“Some of the things we’re going to be doing at the farm is to just bring all communities together to grow and heal,” Johnson said. People of color make up 28 percent of Portland’s population, she said, and tension has increased because of recent events in the city and around the country.
“We hope that with this Unity Farm, everyone feels welcome here,” Johnson said. “The soil really does heal us and gets us to take a time out from the hustle and bustle of the world.”
Volunteers may sign up at oregonfoodbank.org/volunteer.