This morning Scott Roseman of New Leaf Community Markets presented FoodWhat with a check for $5,521 to fund youth salaries for the FoodWhat Fall Program!
“FoodWhat is very excited to partner with New Leaf to deliver our Fall Program this year. New Leaf's mission to nourish and sustain our community is complementary to FoodWhat’s work with local low-income teens where we inspire personal transformation by helping teens to find their voices and develop self-confidence,” said Doron Comerchero, Director, FoodWhat. Youth participating in FoodWhat experience profound changes in their diet, sense of self, professionalism, leadership skills, and drive.
The New Leaf donation will support the employment of 15 youth in the FoodWhat fall program. In addition to running small businesses based on the FoodWhat Farm, program participants will host a countywide event for 250 youth on the farm focused on nutrition and food justice, offer gardening support at six school gardens, and roll out a peer-to-peer health, nutrition, and empowerment program to local high school students.
New Leaf is a strong supporter of community initiatives and we are honored to be part of their family. Many thanks to Scott and company at New Leaf!
photo L to R: Jose (FW Youth), Don Burgett (Executive Director, Life Lab), Scott Roseman (Owner, New Leaf Markets), Doron Comerchero (Director, FoodWhat), Max (FW Alum), Connor (FW Alum), Abby Bell (Farm & Program Manager, FoodWhat)