Family Food Educator (FFE) Program

Volunteer Training

Are you interested in joining a group of dedicated and passionate individuals who care deeply about healthy food access for all?  Do you want to make a difference in your community? Are you interested in gaining new knowledge and skills?  Can you pay back 10 hours of volunteer service out in the community during 2018?  If so, the Family & Community Health (FCH) Program invites YOU to participate in a one-day training scheduled for Saturday, February 17th at the Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Community Teaching Kitchen.


The full-day training includes presentations on the SNAP-Ed and Food Resource Management programs, as well as hands-on activities to learn about the Healthy Pantry, Kids  in the Kitchen, and Plan, Shop, Save, and Cook curricula.  The training is free and open to all.  Contact Katlyn Axmaker to reserve your spot today: by phone at 503-655-8634 or by email at


Family Food Educators

Our Family Food Educators, formally called Master Food Preservers, are trained volunteers who  provide OSU Extension Service educational programs to the general public on topics related to food resource management: nutrition, meal planning, budgeting, shopping, food preparation, food preservation/safety, food security, and more. If you are interested in finding more out about the program, contact the OSU Extension office at 503-655-8631.


State-wide Food Preservation Class

Registration is open for the Preserve@Home online training.  Preserve@Home provides instruction to adults on how to produce high quality preserved foods safely, using credible, science-based techniques.  Anyone with an interest in food preservation and food safety is welcome to participate.  Participants progress through six weekly lessons at their own pace, starting on Thursday, January 18th, with online chat session occurring each Thursday at 1:00 PM, beginning on January 25.  

 Trained faculty members from the University of Idaho and Oregon State University Extension Services deliver the Preserve@Home curriculum, which covers the topics of food safety, canning high-acid foods; pickles, salsas, jams, and jellies, low-acid foods; vegetables and meat, and freezing and drying.     

The fee for the six-week series is $55.00, and also includes a hands-on lab, held in various locations around Oregon on February 24, March 3 or 10. 

A class syllabus is available at

Registration will be open through January 16th.  To register for the program, go to If you would like more information about this training, please contact Kelly Streit, MS, RD at 503-655-8634 or email at


Community Food Preservation Classes

The food preservation and safety classes for 2017 are closed. We want to thank all of our participants for making this another great year of learning. If you would like to be added to our Food Preservation and Safety mailing list, please contact Katlyn axmaker at or call at 503-655-8634. You can also follow us on Facebook.



Explore our favorite fast, healthy, and delicous recipes. Check out the Food Hero recipes.

Eat Well For Less

A Web-based, self-paced learning module that offers ideas to meet some of the challenges of running a household. Download the Eat Well for Less Modules here. Food Hero also offers wonderful tips and tricks on their website.