List of 2017 grant awardees
Food Too Good To Waste in Central Oregon
Grantee: Central Oregon Environmental Center
Central Oregon Environmental Center will implement a “Food Too Good To Waste” project seeking a measurable reduction in wasted food at the household level.
Portland Repair Finder
Grantee: Charitable Partnership Fund
Portland Repair Finder through the Charitable Partnership Fund will develop an online directory making repair resources easily discoverable and providing educational material supporting repairs as a resource preventing waste generation.
Recycle Roll Carts for Estacada
Grantee: City of Estacada
The City of Estacada seeks to increase its recycling rate. Estacada currently uses recycling bins alone and will enhance its recycling infrastructure with roll carts.
Shaniko Recycling Project
Grantee: City of Shaniko
City of Shaniko will purchase a trailer, fuel and labor for recycling aluminum cans and plastic bottles.
Project to Prevent Wasted Food
Grantee: Corvallis Sustainability Coalition
Corvallis Sustainability Coalition will implement a Food Too Good To Waste campaign focusing on household food waste reduction.
Food Recovery in Clackamas County
Grantee: Gleaners of Clackamas County
Gleaners of Clackamas County will purchase a refrigerated box truck supporting a program distributing 8 million pounds of food each year. The truck will reduce costs picking up produce from smaller donors and contribute to an 8 percent increase in rescued food.
Rockwood Rising Food Waste Reduction
Grantee: Gresham Redevelopment Commission
Gresham Redevelopment Commission through its Rockwood Rising urban renewal project will purchase a commercial food dehydrator and blast chiller-freezers to preserve 32,760 pounds of surplus foods as part of a food waste prevention campaign at its anticipated food hub. Training and reporting of business food waste reduction and cost savings is part of this project.
Klamath Works Mattress Repurpose
Grantee: Klamath Works
Klamath Works will repurpose mattresses not amenable for recycling into premium dog beds. DEQ funding will assist with startup costs of an anticipated self-sustaining business. St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County previously operated this business and is providing training.
Oregon Green School’s Project
Grantee: Lincoln County Solid Waste District
Lincoln County Solid Waste District/Green Schools project will implement food waste composting, reestablish recycling, and seek Green School certification at Sam Case Elementary and Newport Middle Schools.
Reusable Meals on Wheels Tray Pilot
Grantee: Marion-Polk Food Share
Marion-Polk Food Share will implement a six-month pilot project reducing its environmental impacts through the use of reusable trays and containers for home-delivered and take-home meals.
Edible Food Recovery
NeighborImpact will use funding to support its edible food rescue program, diverting 50 tons of recovered, perishable food from landfills and feeding 22,000 people monthly.
Fresh Alliance Donation Program
Grantee: Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Food Bank will implement Fresh Alliance, its retail store donation program, rescuing perishable food for redistribution. Since 2015 the program has increased the amount of food rescued by 55 percent. DEQ funding will maintain and further expand the program through an anticipated partnership with Costco.
Reducing Wasted Food at OSU
Grantee: Oregon State University
Oregon State University seeks to reduce food waste by 10 percent at its Corvallis campus and demonstrate cost savings.
Waste Manager Position
Grantee: Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity
Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity will fund a full-time waste manager that will develop a repair program, structure a recycling program at construction sites, and reduce waste sent to landfills.
Sisters Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Grantee: Sisters Habitat for Humanity
Sisters Habitat for Humanity will purchase a box truck and equipment to increase collection of donations at its ReStore and Thrift Store, which last year diverted 960,000 pounds of material from landfills.
Solid Waste Management Plan for the Manzanita Transfer Station
Grantee: Tillamook County
Tillamook County will produce a master site operations plan for its waste, recycling and reuse facilities to accommodate growth in the next 20 years.
Tool Lending Library Capacity Building
Grantee: The Toolbox Project
The Toolbox Project will expand its lending library of home and garden tools, purchase a delivery tricycle, and hire an operations manager with the goal of making the position self-sustaining.
Food Overproduction Tracking and Reporting
Grantee: Urban Gleaners
Urban Gleaners will work with donors producing 744,000 pounds annually of surplus food to reduce food waste by at least 74,400 pounds in one year.
Food Rescue Capacity Building
Grantee: Urban Gleaners
Urban Gleaners will purchase a refrigerated cargo van and fund a driver supporting an edible food rescue program recovering 62,000 pounds of food each month.