CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A nation-wide tour made a stop in the Rogue Valley Tuesday afternoon. It’s all in effort to raise awareness of world hunger and other food issues.
The “Chew on This Tour” is part of “The Drive to Feed the World” campaign. The Mobile Education Unit is a unique interactive road show aiming to teach visitors more about improving problems with world hunger, food safety and food quality.
Event organizers say it also points out the hard work of farmers in the United States.
“It’s kind of a tribute to the American farmer and how they’re rising to the occasion to create more food for a population that’s increasing a lot,” says Barry Robino, Grange Co-Op’s CEO.
The Grange Co-Op sponsored the “Chew on This” visit to the expo in Central Point. Feedback was gathered by event officials to add to ideas of how to solve the issues and continue to raise awareness.