We have a long-standing tradition of supporting non-profit organizations in our community that work to preserve our environment, build our food systems. Specifically, Plate & Pitchfork is dedicated to supporting organizations that are working to:
- Utilize innovative ideas to eradicate hunger and malnutrition
- Cultivate food systems that are healthy, sustainable and just
Unfortunately we've had to end our relationship with the MRG Foundation so we are currently seeking a new home for our fund. So in 2019 donations will be made directly to Farmers Ending Hunger. You'll find more information about their mission below as well as a link to support them.
Occassionally our farm and winery partners enlist our support for causes they are passionate about and that's the case with our final dinner of the season at Domaine Drouhin. We'll be working in tandem with Bounty of Yamhill County
to support the Yamhill Enrichment Society
Farmers Ending Hunger
Don't fret, we will still be supporting our good friends at Farmers Ending Hunger! Since 2004 they've been gathering Oregon’s agricultural resources to help feed the hungry. Local family farmers and ranchers donate a portion of the food they raise, and Adopt-an-Acre, a supplementary program seeks the operating funds from the public necessary to harvest and process those same crops into frozen and canned food products that are easily stored and utilize. These products are then distributed to the hungry through Oregon Food Bank’s regional network. To learn more, please visit farmersendinghunger.com
YAMHILL ENRICHMENT SOCIETY
Yamhill Enrichment Society (YES) serves the youngest residents of Yamhill County through programs in literacy, music, and the arts. They are the Yamhill County chapter of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, which provides age-appropriate books monthly via mail to children up to age 5 at no cost to the family.
Their Junior Orchestra of Yamhill County (JOY) music program is based on the "El Sistema" method of music education that brings violin training and life skills to every child. JOY is a collaboration of Newberg Public Schools, George Fox University, and the Chehalem Cultural Center. And their Young Mariachi Project educates middle school students in the traditional instruments of mariachi music, a legendary musical expression recognized by UNESCO. YES partners with the Chehalem Cultural Center to provide this program. To learn more, please visit yamhillenrichmentsociety.org