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Master Food Preserver Program

Master Food Preservers are trained and certified volunteers who assist OSU Extension Service in their efforts to provide up-to-date food safety and preservation information to Oregonians. After a comprehensive, hands-on training, volunteers serve as a local community resource providing food preservation information to community members.

In addition to an intensive required training course, MFPs complete 20-40 hours of service annually by conducting community education, outreach, and organizing. Types of volunteer service might include:

  • Supporting food preservation workshops taught by Extension faculty
  • Answering consumer questions about food safety on our hotline
  • Working with gleaning groups to reduce food waste on local farms
  • Helping a cultural organization to access and preserve traditional foods
  • Volunteering in a food pantry to talk with clients about cooking with unfamiliar foods

Please check our MFP training courses page, or contact with your local county Extension office for more information on the Master Food Preserver programs in your area.

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