Culturally competent cooking for California's most vulnerable.
Low-income populations encounter sizable barriers to living a healthy and active lifestyle: limited resources, unsafe neighborhoods, poor access to fresh foods, and limited cooking skills. Leah's Pantry works closely with low-income populations throughout the state, as well as the social services providers who work with these populations, to deliver and develop cooking and nutrition programming. Our Food Smarts Workshops are widely used and a lot of fun – an interactive combination of basic cooking skills, nutrition and chronic disease prevention, as well as an opportunity for participants to think carefully about their routines and habits. Graduates report that they consume fewer sugary beverages and more fruits and vegetables, after attending a Food Smarts Workshop. They also report feeling more connected to their communities and over 60% make a workshop recipe at home during the six-week series. Click here for more about our program impact.
Thanks to Todd Lehr and his team at Jump Cutters Video for creating this beautiful video for us!