Monday, April 30, 2012

April 2012 "Food, What?!" Photo of the Month

Where Are They Now?

(Left Side) Jose Reynado--FoodWhat 2010
YES! YES! YES! This is a shot of Jose finishing the 56 mile Green Fondo Bike Ride this weekend having raised $520 to support youth in FoodWhat. Jose shared with the other riders and guests his motivation for riding: "I wanted to give back to FoodWhat and make sure that other students have the opportunities I learn new things, to learn how to grow my own food, to learn English, to feel confident public speaking, and to eat healthier." Jose is graduating from Costanoa High School this June and is heading to Cabrillo College this Fall. Big heart in that guy.

(Right Side) Sal Vasquez--FoodWhat 2011, and Chris Little--Produce Manager for Westside New Leaf.
Next time you're loading up your cart with the beautiful, local produce at the Westside New Leaf, look for this guy.
Last month Sal applied for a very competitive position with the Produce Department at New Leaf, and he got the job! According to Sal, FoodWhat helped him change tracks. After successfully completing the FoodWhat Spring Internship and then the Summer Job Training Program, Sal co-managed our Gault Farm Stand last Fall. At the farm stand he learned proper produce handling and display, customer service, and money handling and accounting. Sal invested in himself at FoodWhat and it's paying off. This is his first job and he's saving money to pay his way through Cabrillo this Fall.      He's come a long way and we're proud of him.

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