Our mission is to inspire kids to eat their vegetables. We teach low-income elementary children cooking and nutrition to improve our health, environment and economy.
Food Literacy Center came to life in July 2011. With a lifelong career in nonprofit management and a personal passion for improving our food system, founder Amber Stott saw a critical gap: helping individuals improve their knowledge, attitude, and behavior towards real food. As a food writer and blogger, Amber has spent years researching and writing about the need for increased education of our food system. With the help of a supportive community, she decided to merge her personal passion with her professional skills to fill the food literacy need.The mission was born to create change today for a healthy, sustainable tomorrow through community food education. Amber is joined by her seven staff members, AmeriCorps members, community members who make up the center’s board, volunteer committees, and support system. As a growing team, they’ve combined their creative ideas, expertise, and energy around food, health, and social change to improve the community.