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Food Literacy Center Awarded Grants from Five Local Organizations
Dignity Health, The Rite Aid Foundation, Sierra Health Foundation, The Anthony Cerami Ann Dunne Foundation for World Health, and UC Davis Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Food Literacy Center is honored to be chosen as the recipient of grant funding from Dignity Health, The Rite Aid Foundation KidCents program, Sierra Health Foundation, The Anthony Cerami Ann Dunne Foundation for World Health, and UC Davis Health. Since 2011, Food Literacy Center has committed to making a difference in the Sacramento community through food literacy education.

“Food literacy education is imperative to building and maintaining healthy kids in underserved communities,” says Amber Stott, Founder & CEO, Food Literacy Center. “The funding that we receive from grants is vital to Food Literacy Center and our mission to inspire kids to eat more vegetables.”

Dignity Health, The Rite Aid Foundation, Sierra Health Foundation, The Anthony Cerami Ann Dunne Foundation for World Health, and UC Davis Health are all organizations dedicated to improving kids’ wellness education, health, food literacy and overall well-being, and Food Literacy Center looks forward to improving the health of local children with their support.

With 40% of Sacramento kids struggling with obesity and 58% using free and reduced lunch programs, Food Literacy Center’s continued work is essential to the Sacramento community. Food Literacy Center’s work is made possible by organizations like Dignity Health, The Rite Aid Foundation, Sierra Health Foundation, The Anthony Cerami Ann Dunne Foundation for World Health, and UC Davis Health. To learn more about Food Literacy Center and opportunities to get involved with their mission, visit www.foodliteracycenter.org.

ABOUT FOOD LITERACY CENTER

Food Literacy Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) established in 2011 in Sacramento, California, with the mission of inspiring kids to eat their vegetables. The organization provides elementary children with after school programming at 12 low-income schools throughout the Sacramento City Unified School District. They teach cooking and nutrition to improve health, economy and the environment. For more information about Food Literacy Center, visit www.foodliteracycenter.org.

First Quarter Grants Press Release 3-2-2020

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