Food Literacy Month 2020
Presented by Dignity Health
September is Food Literacy Month
In 2012, Food Literacy Center worked with the California legislature to declare September as Food Literacy Month to raise awareness about the need for cooking and nutrition education for kids. Donate now!
Help us continue to protect children’s health at a time when it’s needed most.
Our work has never been more important.
Since schools closed in March, we have shifted our STEM curriculum to online distance learning, collaborated with other nonprofits to identify the most vulnerable families, and began fresh produce distributions at the schools we serve. Read about our COVID response.
During the school year, our students learned how to cook healthy meals in our cooking classes. Now, we’re distributing recipe kits to our students’ families so they can cook healthy meals at home together.
Help us continue this critical program through fall and into the school year as food and nutrition insecurity continue to rise for our students and their families. Let’s protect children’s health at a time when it’s needed most.
It costs just $25 to fund a recipe kit for one child and her family.
Donations allow us to teach more kids, train more Food Literacy Geniuses, buy more broccoli and create meaningful public programs to build a healthy, sustainable community.
Veggie of the Year Contenders
During September, our kids will try the raw bite of each veggie and vote for their favorite. Local chef’s will also develop and share their favorite recipe on a Facebook live cooking demo. You can vote for chefs here.
- Team Avocado – Brien Kuznicki, Executive Chef, Legends at Golden 1 Center - Returning Champion!
- Team Broccoli – Rick Mahan, Executive Chef/Owner, OneSpeed Pizza & The Waterboy
- Team Collard Green – Nina Curtis, Executive Chef, Adventist Health
- Team Mushroom – Billy Ngo, Executive Chef/Founder, Kru, Kodaiko Ramen, Fish Face
- Team Bok Choy – Ravin Patel, Executive Chef, Seasons Kitchen & Bar
You can also vote with your dollar! Visit the fundraising teams page and donate now. At the end of Food Literacy Month, the team with the most donations will be crowned as the People’s Choice winner. Matching funds of $5,000 per team provided by Bailarin Cellars, Clover Sonoma, and Jiffy Lube.