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10 Years of Collaboration

Founded in 2011, the Palouse-Clearwater Hunger Coalition is doing innovative work to connect local growers with others in the community.  Their mission is to increase the production, distribution, and consumption of locally grown food and agriculture products. The Palouse-Clearwater region covers Benewah, Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Idaho, and Lewis counties in Idaho as well as Whitman, Asotin, and Garfield counties in Washington.  The coalition was founded by a group of University of Idaho Extension professionals and non-profit partners conducting agricultural education programs and research in Latah County.

The Palouse-Clearwater Hunger Coalition brings together representatives from regional and community organizations, institutions, agencies, nonprofits, and retail businesses to help connect everyone involved in their local food system.  In addition to regular meetings, the Coalition also hosts an annual Food Summit. 

You can learn more about their work on their website  Be sure to check out their Local Food in North Idaho map, which includes locations of area food banks