FRESHER SACRAMENTO

Fresher is here to ensure every child can go to bed well-fed, while building wealth from health for generations to come. We are addressing the problem which arises from the fact that a child born in a lower- income, underserved, food desert neighborhood has a much greater chance of suffering poor health outcomes as a result of poverty and poor nutrition leading to diminished attention and dropping out.

Fresher Sacramento partners with organizations with pregnant woman and parents of young children, along with those working with other populations of youth and adults, to develop, introduce and enroll people in the Fresher Food, Fresher Futures concept.

(916) 295-1884 | info@freshersacramento.com

Kaiser Permanente
B and L
Selland's
Ella
The Kitchen

VISION

Everyone goes to bed well fed while building wealth from health for generations to come.

MISSION

In partnership with local organizations and businesses we assist neighborhoods in creating a sustainable, self-sufficient food system by supporting residents in managing the purchase, preparation and distribution of affordable prepared meals, produce and other value-added products.

OUR PROGRAM

consists of three components which build upon each other.

FRESHER Community Meals provide affordable, delicious and nutritious take home meals that can be picked up at clubs and community centers, congregations and housing complexes. We proudly accept EBT.

FRESHER Chef Training for Youth and At Risk Adults provides basic culinary skills needed to obtain a job in a professional kitchen. This intensive six week training program consists of class lecture, kitchen lab, and competency testing for each lesson. Serve Safe and Program Completion certificates are given to all graduates.

FRESHER Catering provides hot meals to your organization’s members. Revolving menus are customized to suit the need and taste of those we are serving.

Fresher Sacramento Instructor

THE MISSION

The mission of Fresher is to ensure every child can go to bed well-fed, while building wealth from health for generations to come. The problem we’re addressing arises from the fact that a child born in a lower- income, underserved, food desert neighborhood has a much greater chance of suffering poor health outcomes as a result of poverty and poor nutrition leading to diminished attention and dropping out.

THE PROJECT

In partnership with the California Restaurant Association and numerous others in the Farm-to-Every-Fork arena, Fresher will empower lower-income, underserved areas to select their own “Top Community Chef” to create and develop their own prepared and ready to (h)eat meal plan. These chefs will train youth and other residents who can help everyone overcome barriers to cooking and eating healthy.

THE IMPACT

In our first year, we seek to set up the beta site as a model for the program. This site and future sites will seek a setting with at least 5,000 potential members, whether in a housing community or a community institution that can reach that number in the neighborhood. Regular cooking demonstrations by chefs and culinary arts interns will increase knowledge of healthful eating choices among the community.

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