The California Food Literacy Center will hold an open house celebration on May 1st from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. This event will be hosted on the second floor of the Medical Society Building at 5380 Elvas Avenue. There will be tours of the new Food Literacy Center office space, a “meet and greet” with the Food Geniuses and board members, wine tasting and snacks, and craft stations and cooking demos.
“Our new office is a milestone symbolic of how far we’ve come,” said Amber Stott, founding executive director. “Our progress has been a team effort, and for those who haven’t yet met the team or experienced our fun approach to food literacy, our open house is your chance.”
The California Food Literacy Center defines food literacy as “understanding the impact of our food choices on our health, the environment, and our community”. CFLC educates the community in a variety of different ways, one of which is the workshop that will be held on May 1st. Their Food Geniuses deliver free healthy eating and food literacy workshops to Sacramento Schools.
The California Food Literacy Center was founded by Stott in 2011 to inform the community about food literacy. With 70 volunteers who serve 2,400 students annually, the Food Literacy Center teaches students about vegetable appreciation, how to read nutrition labels, and basic cooking skills. 70% of students who received the food literacy education wanted to eat the healthy foods that were served to them in their food literacy classes.
The three year old non-profit was able to raise $130,000 in one year, “But if we want to make sure all kids have access to food literacy,” says Stott, “we need to double our budget in 2014.”
You can RSVP for this event by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.