Our Coalition began in a grassroots project in 2015 between the Olympic Community View Foundation (OCVF) and the Sequim Food Bank to evaluate the Food Bank's effectiveness. The OCVF funded a grant request by the Food Bank to survey its users, and also meet with community stakeholders to determine whether there was energy to convene to work on communal concerns and share resources..
Community leaders were interested in sharing with others, and our first meeting was held in April, 2015 with a handful of community representatives. The group was eager to work together, and began to develop project ideas to integrate their missions and resources while helping the Sequim-Dungeness Valley become a healthier place to live.
As a step toward future policy and environmental change in our community supporting healthy eating and active lifestyles, the 5210 initiative was launched as our first big step in helping the community. Partnership in the Coalition continues to grow as we build energy, ideas and commitment to change. Please consider joining with us!