Preserve and Serve

Swapnplay Community Sharing’s Preserve & Serve program has been a success for the past five years. We teach cost-effective approaches like food preservation, to address families’ desires for healthier food in their homes that they can easily prepare.

Preserve & Serve is a community resource dedicated to fostering sustainability and healthier families. Preserve & Serve offers free and reduced cost nutrition and food preservation classes, and also offers a sliding-scale durable goods and kitchen equipment lending library where people can borrow resources to make healthier meals for their families.

We loan a variety of food preservation equipment and durable dishes to North Portland community members for a small donation of $5-30.

Items are available on a first come first serve basis via email reservation. Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance.

Classes in food preservation are offered monthly for $10 per class during the preservation season (May-October).

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2 responses to “Preserve and Serve

  1. my mother has a pressure she would like to get rid of and was wondering after we read your story in the paper if you took any donations for your equipment.

    thank you,

    • andreadaveycomcastnet

      Rebecca, We would be happy to take your donation. Since we do not have our 501c3 approval as of yet we can not receipt you for tax purposes but would be sure your canner was well used!

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