This ambitious and first-of-its-kind project was built in
partnership with the Sacramento City Unified School District
(SCUSD), the City of Sacramento, HMC Architects, and The Mill at
Broadway, which neighbors the school campus. We are excited that
it is finally here!
Timeline of the Food Literacy Center Cooking School
- Food Literacy Center founded by Amber Stott, Chief Food
- Provided free food literacy classes to 120 students at one
school with all volunteer hour
- Worked with the California State Assembly and Senate to
name September Food Literacy Month
- Hire paid staff and expanded to 3 schools.
- Started Food Literacy Academy to train the first of many Food
- Began strategic conversations with SCUSD, The Mill at
Broadway & the City of Sacramento about a partnership.
- Gathered letters of support from leaders like Alice
- Visited programs like Edible Schoolyard Project and Sage
Garden Project to learn.
- School board voted unanimously to name Food Literacy Center
as operator of the project.
- Began strategic internal planning.
- HMC Architects were selected to build the SCUSD Central
Kitchen. At the same time, they agreed to design Broccoli HQ
- Continued internal planning.
- First project renderings shared with the community.
- Hosted our first onsite tours for funders in October.
- Architectural drawings complete and submitted for
- Lots of paperwork and meetings about utilities!
- Groundbreaking in September.
- Schools closed due to COVID-19 causing delays
- Site preparations started in May
began in the fall
- Secure program funds, on-site sponsorships, and in-kind
donations of equipment
- Moved into our new headquarters October 2021!
- Food literacy pilot classes begun in the new cooking
- Continued free food literacy classes in afterschool programs
across the Sacramento City Unified School District and Robla
Solar panels were installed on the
- Student and community garden are under way
- Grand Opening September 1, 2022
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