Because everyone deserves access to locally grown, quality food.

Gorge Grown partnered with Corner Stores to stock local, fresh fruit and vegetables from nearby farms and the Wahtonka Community School Garden.

Our Goals:

  • Improve healthy food access in underserved communities
  • Establish lasting partnerships between local farmers and store-owners
  • Bolster the local economy by driving more business to locally owned stores
  • Strengthen relationships between neighbors and project partners
  • Reduce diet-related disease and malnutrition
  • Expand this successful pilot Gorge-wide in 2018


Wasco and Sherman Counties has a high rate of food insecurity, childhood obesity, and poverty. Participating stores, Huskey’s 97 Market in Moro, and La Michoacana and Allen’s Food Center in The Dalles are located near schools in low-income ‘food deserts’ where residents have little access to healthy food.


  • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
  • Huskey’s 97 Market
  • La Michoacana
  • Allen’s Food Center
  • Wahtonka Community School Garden
  • Oregon State University Extension
  • FIT in Wasco- Walking Groups
  • North Central Public Health District
  • One Community Health
  • Mid-Columbia Center For Living
  • Wasco County School District
  • The Blue Zones Project- The Dalles
  • The Dalles Farmers Market
  • Gorge Food Security Coalition
  • PacificSource
  • Veggie Rx
  • Raices Cooperative Garden
  • Wahtonka Community School Garden
  • Little Bear Hill Farm
  • Stepping Stone Farm
  • Cody’s Orchards
  • Nature’s Finest
  • PrairieFish Farm & Craft
  • Peachwood Orchard
  • Hood River Organic
  • Tumbleweed Farm

Support for this project comes from the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnerships Program, which is designed to build sustainable collaborations with Oregon communities by providing grants and other resources to foster development of community-identified cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship projects. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute has made a decade-long commitment to invent in this program to develop robust sustainable programs that benefit the health of all Oregonians. Additional information is available on the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s website.