Our primary goal is to offer and create more training and employment opportunities for South LA youth so that they can compete with youth from other parts of LA or the country who have more opportunities.
Our Healthy Food Ventures and programs create opportunities that all youth need to thrive - such as safe spaces to learn, community service projects, mentorship, networking opportunities, and first job experiences.
Resilient communities are built by connected and engaged people. Our youth-developed programs help youth find their interests while giving them the tools and skills to make the changes they want to see in their communities.
Over 60 % of Americans are dying from diet related illness. This means the foods we are eating (or AREN’T eating) are making us sick. We are getting plenty of calories, but not enough micronutrients - the vitamins and minerals that build strong bodies and minds, and protect us from illnesses.
Many of the nutrients we get from whole foods have gone missing in the Standard American Diet. Veggies and fruits that used to come fresh from a farm to our table, now travel halfway around the world and are being treated with chemicals, additives, and colors to make up for missing flavor and extend their shelf-life.
It is not always easy to convince people that fresh, whole foods can be easily and affordably incorporated into our busy lives. But, we aim to do just that. One piece of blanched broccoli, one purple (yes purple!) carrot at a time, we are reminding kids (and adults) where food comes from, and teaching them how to make it taste great.
We rely on grants and support from people like you to cover our annual costs. Today we're hoping for as little as $10 a visitor to help us reach our goal. Please donate!