Eleven San Diegans completed our Food Smarts Training Program on Friday, January 6th. They represented a wide variety of agencies, many working in the City Heights neighborhood. The training was a collaboration with Feeding American San Diego, who both helped fund the training and outreached to their partners. The training was held at City Height Wellness Center - a perfect location for our conversations and our cooking. Many thanksto Lisa Vandevort for working her magic to get the room free for two full days!
Thanks also to Shahla Abtahi-Sepah and Ruthi Solari, both of San Diego County Health and Human Services (Ruthi is also the founder of SuperFood Drive) for their wonderful work training our participants in the basics of health, nutrition, and working with underserved populations.
Our thanks and congratulations to:
Maxine Smith, City Heights Community Development Corporation
John Lowther, Salvation Army KROC Center
Caroline Raedeker, Feeding America San Diego
Allen Rosenbaum, Feeding America San Diego
Dollis Peters, South Bay SDA
Kristin Kverland, International Rescue Committee, SD
Lisa Vandevort, City Heights Wellness Center
Yajaira Preciando, YWCA San Diego
Oneida Ramirez, Home Start
Mary Prince, Bayside Community Center
Stephanie Paine, San Diego Rescue Mission
We are looking forward to supporting them as they run their workshops and learning more about the amazing work they are doing in their community.