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#FoodCenter Spotlight: Merrilee Schoen

Meet Merrilee Schoen, project assistant at the PR Food Center!

PR Food Center Project Assistant Merrilee Schoen sitting on the bank of the Colorado River at Sunset

Hello everyone,

My name is Merrilee. I’m the project assistant for the PR Food Center. Much of what I do here involves coordinating and connecting the dots for seasonal programming. That means, renewing and signing up seniors for FarmShare for Homebound Seniors program and finding volunteers, thinking up creative ways to get more kids to attend Free Summer Lunches, and co-creating content for our Hunger Awareness Campaign. Check our Facebook page and Blog for articles, interviews with our community and fun facts about food!

While I’m not at the PR Food Center, I work part time as a farm hand with the Marr Pond Farm in Sangerville. I’m also an artist. I create sculptures and story pieces from sounds and audio recordings with the intention of connecting people to land and cultivating relationships with our shared environment, as well as telling stories. I enjoy spending time in nature, going for walks with my cat Marbles, traveling and catching live music as much as possible.

I'm grateful to be a part of getting food moving here in this part of the state. I look forward to seeing you in the neighborhood, at the farms, or around town!


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