Eleven San Diegans completed our Food Smarts Training Program on Friday, January 6th. They represented a wide variety of agencies, many working in the City Heights neighborhood. The training was a collaboration with Feeding American San Diego, who both helped fund the training and outreach to their partners. The training was held at City Height Wellness Center–a perfect location for our conversations and our cooking. Many thanks to Lisa Vandevort for working her magic to get the room free for two full days!
Thanks also to Shahla Abtahi-Sepah and Ruthi Solari, both of San Diego County Health and Human Services (Ruthi is also the founder of SuperFood Drive) for their wonderful work training our participants in the basics of health, nutrition, and working with underserved populations.
Our thanks and congratulations to:
- Maxine Smith, City Heights Community Development Corporation
- John Lowther, Salvation Army KROC Center
- Caroline Raedeker, Feeding America San Diego
- Allen Rosenbaum, Feeding America San Diego
- Dollis Peters, South Bay SDA
- Kristin Kverland, International Rescue Committee, SD
- Lisa Vandevort, City Heights Wellness Center
- Yajaira Preciando, YWCA San Diego
- Oneida Ramirez, Home Start
- Mary Prince, Bayside Community Center
- Stephanie Paine, San Diego Rescue Mission
We are looking forward to supporting them as they run their workshops and learning more about the amazing work they are doing in their community.