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WHAT WE DO

We strengthen community health, regional economies, and environmental sustainability by creating more equitable and sustainable food systems
Our work currently focuses on three initiatives
for a more equitable and sustainable food system: 

Equity & Climate Marketplace

EQUITY
& CLIMATE MARKETPLACE

Empowering a more just, resilient, and self-sustaining food system by connecting rural women and BIPOC food producers and entrepreneurs to business support, supply chains, and buyers.

Zero Food Waste

ZERO
FOOD
WASTE

Connecting large venues and food service companies to non-profit food distribution organizations, creating a clear and timely path for reusable food to make it to those who need it most.

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Food & Nutrition Relief

FOOD &
NUTRITION
RELIEF 

Connecting large venues and food service companies to non-profit food distribution organizations, creating a clear and timely path for reusable food to make it to those who need it most.

Our Impact

Our food initiatives serve Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, prioritizing sourcing from these providers and supplying healthy, sustainable, and culturally relevant foods to these communities.  

~45,540

Tribal Nation community
members engaged

Over

2,500,000

meal equivalents 
served

30,000+ LBS.

of Tribally caught Columbia salmon purchased

More than

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500,000

pounds of food items distributed

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~1,000

fishers and fish workers compensated for labor through our Food Program

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bottles of water provided to Tribal Nation Communities

15,000+
6,375

hot meals distributed to those impacted by the Detroit, OR and Southern Oregon wildfires

40

generator and equipment packages provided to the Columbia River Tribal Nation communities

$25,000

grant secured to develop a Pacific Northwest Intertribal Agriculture and Producer Guide to provide regional access to Tribal foods and increase Tribal food economy
(in partnership with Spring Alaska Schreiner of Sakari Farms)

More than

100

agricultural businesses supported with purchases by The Wave Foundation

(Stats through September, 2021)

Seedlings
We partner with experts all along the food system to ensure healthy and sustainable food gets to the people who need it.   
Interested in partnering with The Wave Foundation to improve broken food systems, develop infrastructure, and elevate the voices of those historically left behind?   
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