Palouse Fresh Food Project

The Palouse Fresh Food Project increases the availability of fresh food for those community members who are food insecure, through service-learning opportunities and community collaboration.

Current Programs

The Palouse Fresh Food Project supports and develops a variety of projects throughout the region. A list of current projects can be found below.  Visit GivePulse to join a project or contact our team.

  • Food Recovery Projects with Backyard Harvest and the Community Action Center
  • Food Recovery with WSU Football
  • Annual Lentil Chili Food Recovery Project
  • Annual Palouse Cares Food Drive
  • Community Food Pantry Projects
  • All Greek Food Drive
  • Pullman Farmers Market Trip

Food Security in Whitman County

According to the most recent publication from the organization Feeding America, Whitman County is the most food-insecure county in the state of Washington. Simply put, this means that 19.6% of residents, or about 9,000 people, don’t know where their next meal is coming from. To get a better understanding of how food insecurity looks across the country, explore the Map the Meal Gap tool.

Whitman County currently has 15 food pantries serving over 20 different communities. If you or your student group would like to serve at a local food pantry, host food and supplies drive, or host a philanthropy event that serves any of the area food pantries, please contact the WSU Center for Community Engagement. Credited internships are also available at local organizations that are taking on issues of food security.