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Food for the Spirit: Trillium and Rockwood CDC Partner to Increase Access to Food

Date: 03/02/21

The 40,000 residents of Multnomah County’s Rockwood community represent 13 cultures and speak 88 different languages. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 80 percent are now food insecure. That’s why Trillium is honored to partner with the Rockwood Community Development Corporation (Rockwood CDC) to deliver culturally specific meals to vulnerable families.

At Trillium, we support the whole health of our communities. We are committed to creating access to medical, dental, and behavioral health care, as well as transportation, food, housing and other social determinants of health.

Rockwood CDC uses food, nutritional education, business incubation, and agricultural development as tools to help residents gain better health outcomes, greater equity, and more prosperity. To achieve these goals, Rockwood CDC supports food entrepreneurs, encourages black-owned farms and other food businesses, engages African-American grandmas to teach nutrition to families, and more.

Through our partnership with Rockwood CDC, Trillium will help support local BIPOC-led organizations as they provide 400 culturally appropriate food boxes each week for individuals and families in the Rockwood community.