Through our network of interconnected enterprises, Wild Rose Foods aims to connect people more closely with their food by championing mid-scale farming and offering products rooted in ingredients cultivated in our own backyard. We strive to treat people and animals fairly, from farm to store, increasing awareness of sustainable practices and minimizing waste along the way.
Health Care Partnerships
We believe that wholesome and nourishing foods positively impact healthy wellbeing. That’s why our on-staff nutritionists collaborate with health care professionals throughout our communities on a variety of fronts. We are creating new venues and programming to increase education that supports healing and preventative measures through informed food selection and preparation. With our partners, we are aiding in resolve to address food insecurity in our neighborhoods.
We donate surplus foods whenever we can to the Oregon Food Bank and other nonprofits, totaling about 1 million pounds of donated food each year. We believe everyone deserves access to nutritious foods and do what we can to be there when hunger strikes.
Feeding Hungry Minds
Long before we opened our first neighborhood store, Basics was already up and running in a special mini format, helping improve access to nutritious foods and home goods within Concordia University’s 3toPhD® program. A first-of-its-kind store, the Basics Market provides students of both Faubion Elementary and Concordia, as well as teachers and staff, easy access to nutritious foods right within school walls. The Basics mini market was part of an integrated effort that includes Basics, Concordia University, Portland Public Schools’ Faubion School, Trillium Family Services and Kaiser Permanente to close the opportunity gap and ensure that every child can fulfill their potential.
In May of 2020, after the closure of Concordia University and its 3toPhd program, the Basics Mini Market was forced to close. We remain committed to supporting our communities and their challenges of food insecurity with in-kind donations, including continuing donations to the food pantry at Faubion Elementary.