2020 presented the Nutrition Pantry Program (NPP) team with big challenges and even bigger opportunities. The COVID-19 pandemic, which wreaked havoc on the charitable food system, has nonetheless emphasized the continued importance of community and client-centered food distributions. Last year, in addition to providing resources and technical assistance to our trained implementers, the NPP team […]
This week Leah’s Pantry wrapped up our last successful training of 2020! Over 45 CalFresh Healthy Living participants came together from all over the country to be trained in facilitating our youth and adult cooking curriculum, Around the Table. This new group joins over 1,200 professionals that Leah’s Pantry has trained this calendar year!
The weather is turning cool here in Southern California, and with it, the Leah’s Pantry SoCal team is happy to finally pull out our coziest warm sweaters and put on our thickest socks. While we’re at it, we might make this filling fall recipe from Eatfresh.org for Beef and Potato Stew. Yum!
Leah’s Pantry is proud to announce that MiraCosta College Pantry has reached Gold Certification in our Nutrition Pantry Program! The staff and volunteers at MiraCosta Pantry have been quick adopters of a trauma-informed approach to nutrition insecurity, and their distribution is a model of client and community-centered nourishment. Great job MiraCosta!
What do you believe our region should do to make food healthier, more sustainable, and more just? Our friends at @sdfoodsys have developed a set of potential strategies for transforming San Diego County’s food system, based on the input of thousands of San Diegans—including experts, food system workers, and residents. Now, it’s time to review the strategies. […]
Leah’s Pantry’s very own Program Manager, Monica Bhagwan, recently sat down for a conversation with Guy Macpherson, host of The Trauma Therapist, to dive into one of our favorite topics, nutrition through a trauma-informed lens. We recommend that you lace up those walking shoes, pop in those earbuds, and take a listen today!