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Groundbreaking for Floyd Farms
Food Literacy Center Breaks Ground on Future Cooking School to Provide Free Healthy Cooking Programs

Rendering of Future Cooking School

SACRAMENTO, CA. (September 18, 2019) – Food Literacy Center is pleased to announce the official groundbreaking of the Food Literacy Center’s future cooking school at Floyd Farms. Floyd Farms at Leataata Floyd Elementary will be home to a city-run community garden, Food Literacy Center’s cooking school and student gardens managed by the nonprofit’s program staff. The project will serve the 330 elementary school students enrolled at Leataata Floyd Elementary and their families, students throughout the Sacramento City Unified School District, and community members.


Food Literati Members Bring Citrus Smiles to Kids
This is an example of what your generous donation towards our mission supports.


Inspires a kid to taste a new veggie (attitude change).


Inspires a kid to make a new recipe & learn knife skills (knowledge change).


Gives a kid one year of tasting, cooking, and eating new fruits and vegetables.


Empowers a kid to ask an adult for fruits and vegetables to eat outside of food literacy class.


Helps build mission capacity to continue scaling and reach more kids.


Food Literacy Hero
Rick Mahan with a Food Literacy Center kid

Rick Mahan

Food Literacy Center is extremely fortunate to have the ardent support of one of Sacramento’s premier chefs, Rick Mahan, chef/owner of restaurants OneSpeed and The Waterboy. Over the years, Rick and his chefs have participated in many Food Literacy Center events, including this year’s Broccoli HQ Night during the Sacramento Food Film Festival, and his restaurants were one of our first donate to help us expand our program to more schools. Food Literacy Center is peach proud to present an invisible cape to our latest superhero Rick Mahan!


Our school programs

We teach weekly after-school programs in the Sacramento area and help kids develop healthy habits while they are young.


Food Literacy Academy

Join fellow healthy food ambassadors in our community and help bring food literacy education to local schools.

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Falling in Love with Healthy Food

Falling in Love with Healthy Food

Our students fall in love with healthy food! We provide 14 weeks of free food literacy classes for at-risk elementary students at low-income school in Sacramento. Donate today.

Supported by Mariani Nut Company. Produced by Thomas Ferrous.

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