...sharing stories...connecting deeply...transforming lives

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Leaven Community trusts the sacred interconnection of all and the creative and liberative power within those relationships.

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5431 NE 20th Avenue
Portland, OR  97211


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Neighbors Acting Together: Buying, Cooking, Connecting across Cultures...

Leaven Community Neighbors Acting Together (NAT)

We use our collective power to save money and access organic and sustainably grown non-GMO fruits and vegetables through Charlies Produce, an employee owned NW business. Produce arrives on Saturday mornings and participants can bag orders beginning at 11am or pick up bagged and labeled orders after 1pm while the building is open on Saturdays and Sundays. Contact LaVeta: (503) 936-2870 or lavetagj@gmail.com to participate. 

  • $10.50 per week - Half order (1-3 people)
  • $21 per week - Full order (3 or more people)
  • Participation can begin anytime
  • Sign up for two, three or four weeks during a cycle
  • Cash, check and debit card payents are accepted


Cooking, Connecting across Cultures
Neighbors gather to deepen relationship while cooking, eating and sharing our stories. We prepare recipes that reflect our multicultural roots and have fun learning new words in English, Spanish and other languages represented in the group.

NAT Food Sign-up

Contact NAT Organizers
LaVeta Gilmore Jones
(503) 936-2870  lavetagj@leaven.org

Luz Maribel Gomez
(503) 929-1290  gomezluzmaribel@gmail.com

NAT Food Access Fund

You can also participate in NAT by giving to the NAT Food Access Fund. This fund provides opportunities for families to have organic and sustainably grown non-GMO fruits and vegetables. 


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