Summer 2022

This spring marked Oria’s fourth year as a member of FOOD For Lane County’s Youth Farm crew and third year as a Youth Farm crew leader.

a young person with a hat and tie-dyes mask holds fresh vegetables outdoors

Each summer at the farm, teens learn job skills and receive training in gardening, leadership, financial management and nutrition while growing food for FFLC, a community-supported agriculture program and a produce stand.

“Helping create the food we eat and seeing the plants grow has always been a big passion of mine,” said Oria. “I’m so happy that I’ve been placed on this path.”

“[The Youth Farm] helped me segue from adolescence into adulthood,” said Oria. “It helped me understand the importance of giving back to the community.”

Please make a gift today, and know that your gift provides food assistance through our network of partner agencies and makes a real difference in the lives of young people like Oria.