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At Food Literacy Center, we inspire kids to eat their vegetables.

About Us

At Food Literacy Center, we inspire kids to eat their vegetables. Food Literacy Center came to life in July 2011 to fill a critical gap: to help individuals improve their knowledge, attitude, and behavior towards real food. Partnering with afterschool programs, we teach food literacy education to 1,200 (and growing!) K-6th graders in low-income schools, using fun, approachable lessons teaching kids to cook, about nutrition, and where their food comes from. Our kids become food adventurers!  

Why Our Work Matters

  • Despite being America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, Sacramento has a 40% childhood obesity rate, and many students and families live in food deserts.
  • Obesity disproportionately affects low-income and minority children.
  • Obesity is now regarded as more damaging than smoking or drinking.
  • Being overweight can negatively impact a child’s self-esteem, behavior, friendships, and academic performance.
  • All of these problems are preventable–if we eat our vegetables. But we have two generations of Americans who do not know how. That’s where we come in.

Our Leadership & Team

CEO & Chief Food Genius, Amber Stott, is joined by a stellar team of staff, and community volunteers who make up the center’s board, volunteer committees, and support system. As a growing team, we’ve combined their creative ideas, expertise, and energy around food, health, and social change to be a catalyst for change in the community.

Program Recognition

Food Literacy Center holds a Slow Food Snail of Approval, the Green Apple Project Innovation Award from Sacramento City Unified School District, was named Innovator in early childhood health interventions two years in a row by the Department of Public Health, and passed a statewide resolution that declares the month of September as Food Literacy Month in the state of California.

We believe food literacy matters. Learn more about us here. 

Available Position: Operations Manager

Operations Manager Job Description

About this peachy position:

This is an exciting new role at Food Literacy Center. The Manager of Operations role is dynamic and provides great insight into many functional areas. The main responsibility is to streamline and optimize the operations of our growing nonprofit. The Manager of Operations will provide support to the team in a variety of functional areas. This role reports directly to the CEO and manages all administrative and operational duties for Food Literacy Center. The Manager of Operations works highly collaboratively with all members of the team. This role is an exciting opportunity for a highly organized, driven, and innovative professional.

Here’s what you’ll do as the Manager of Operations: Collaborate closely with staff to drive efficient and effective ongoing operations of our nonprofit.

  • Work in collaboration with the program team to ensure required school and district partnerships paperwork and contracts are up-to-date, signed and all terms are met on time. This includes: Request for Proposals (RFP), Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs), district/ school contracts, invoicing, payment collection, etc.
  • Scheduling volunteer coverage for programs as needed.
  • Manage the logistics of our new farm construction, including working with contractors and meeting school district compliance.
  • Ensure accurate nonprofit bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and process payroll. Understand 501c3 bookkeeping best practices.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with the team. Serve as a trusted operational and efficiency adviser.

Lead on projects to keep the nonprofit organized and efficient. This will include projects like:

  • Coordinate human resources paperwork – including volunteers and staff. This will include benefits administration, payroll, and all other annual record-keeping duties.
  • Lead on all operational issues as they arise, including IT and technology related needs.
  • Manage the office including all lease agreements, facilities issues, service repairs, supply ordering and the like.
  • Manage and support vendor relationships.
  • Manage all paperwork for audits, internal and external

Provide day-to-day oversight and administrative support by managing a highly functional office and by
supporting the CEO

  • Schedule meetings and trainings.
  • Build and maintain a written process manual for all operational duties and tasks.
  • Maintain all relationships and systems to enhance operational efficiency.
  • Oversee volunteer paperwork and tracking.
  • Maintain volunteer and partnership records through the database.
  • Manage all volunteer fingerprinting, background checks, and scheduling.
  • Build and maintain meaningful relationships with volunteers.
  • Assist with events, fundraising, and other program and development logistics.

In addition, we hope you will grow in this position as we grow as an organization. You’ll collaborate with the CEO on other duties, strategies, and initiatives as needed.

Available Position: Marketing & Communications Manager

Marketing & Communications Manager Job Description

About this peachy position:

The Marketing & Communications Manager is an exciting role at Food Literacy Center. Reporting to the CEO, this role supports all external communications activities of the organization. This is a fantastic role for someone with nonprofit marketing and communications experience.

Here’s what you’ll do as our Marketing & Communications Manager:
Assist the agency in meeting its fundraising and outreach goals by creating compelling, polished brand content and overseeing its execution. Lead and deliver brand strategies that support programs, fundraising, and all the nonprofit’s external needs.

  • Written Communications: Create communications strategies and write content in the nonprofit’s voice to its target audiences for social media, traditional media, website, email, printed materials, donor materials, talking points, program materials, and other organizational communications. Possess an excellent grasp of written English and proofread all external documents
  • Social Media & Website: Create and execute content plans to increase web traffic and social media following, while meeting revenue goals with regular reporting to CEO and partners.
  • Email Marketing: Align content strategy to meet the program and fundraising goals of the nonprofit, working closely with the development manager and CEO. Increase email subscribers and meet campaign goals.
  • Earned Media & PR: Secure placement for regular stories in print and on TV. You’ll also build national and local media relationships. You will craft compelling talking points.
  • Graphic Design, Print Materials: Create and/or oversee all publications and ensure timely distribution, including Annual Report, donor mailings, information sheets, marketing reports, swag, and other marketing materials.
  • Special Events: Assist with marketing, communications, and planning for events, working closely with the development team.
  • Data: Coordinate mail and email lists, particularly in preparation for campaigns like Food Literacy Month, Big Day of Giving, etc. Maintain accurate records in the donor database.

In addition, you’ll collaborate with the CEO on other strategies, logistics, and initiatives as needed.

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