Starting in 2010, Multnomah County facilitated a series of four "food summits." These events brought together community partners, including non-profits, businesses, faith organizations, schools and local governments. The first Food Summit was the Kick-Off event for the Multnomah Food Initiative, innovative partnerships within our community to develop a shared vision, collaborative food system goals, and a 15-year action plan for our community. After the development of the Multnomah Food Action Plan, the following three summits continued to develop and revise the goals and actions outlined in the Plan and work to implement those goals to "grow and thrive by 2025." 

  • 2010: Imagine what we can accomplish together which we could not do alone.
  • 2011: From Community Vision to Food System Action!
  • 2012: Growing Food Justice: Cultivating a Broad and Shared Understanding 
  • 2013 Multnomah Food Justice Summit