We seek a Rockwood neighborhood that is Inspired, Resilient, Thriving, Durable, and Enduring.


People are hungry for food, they are hungry for business success, and they are hungry for social justice. These three sectors intersect in Rockwood, where great change is occurring in food systems.

The Rockwood Food System Collaborative works for the flourishing of all in East Multnomah County.


What we do

We use food, nutritional education, business incubation and agricultural development as tools to help our neighbors attain better health outcomes, greater equity, more prosperity, a cleaner environment, and more social capital.

We work collaboratively to align our missions, visions and values; to resource each other; to seek outside resources; and, to work on specific projects and strategies together.

Recent News

Ending hunger in Oregon: The partnership making food access possible for everyone.

July 12, 2023

9.8% of Oregoninas suffer from hunger. These organizations are changing that. Oregon community-based organization, Outgrowing Hunger, has been tirelessly working towards making fresh food accessible to low-income families and fostering local farming communities for over a decade. Now, they are ready to expand and take their mission to new heights. The Community Development Corporation of Oregon…

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Our Values

Relational as well as Transactional connections:

Being present matters.

Our current Rockwood neighbors and their community networks:

We benefit those who need us the most and are willing to respond to our initiatives.

Responsiveness to the changes in our environment and climate:

We help prepare our community for future impacts and opportunities to thrive.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion:

We pursue the disconnected and work for equitable outcomes.

Participating Organizations

The undersigned organizations are informally aligned now and are considered the Charter Members of the Collaborative. New membership is applied for by regular attendance and expressed desire to participate. Individual neighbors are welcome to join. At this time the convening and grant-requesting organization is the Rockwood CDC.

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