Our mission is to inspire kids to eat their vegetables. We teach
elementary children in low-income schools cooking and
nutrition to improve our health, environment, and economy.
Food Literacy Center came to life in July 2011. With a lifelong
career in nonprofit management and a personal passion for
improving our food system, founder Amber Stott saw a critical
gap: helping individuals improve their knowledge, attitude, and
behavior towards real food. As a food writer and blogger, Amber
has spent years researching and writing about the need for
increased education of our food system. With the help of a
supportive community, she decided to merge her personal passion
with her professional skills to fill the food literacy need.
The mission was born to create change today for a healthy,
sustainable tomorrow through community food education. Amber is
joined by her seven staff members, AmeriCorps members, community
members who make up the center’s board, volunteer committees, and
support system. As a growing team, they’ve combined their
creative ideas, expertise, and energy around food, health, and
social change to improve the community.