Barbara Jellison of West Contra Costa Unified School District: Shifting Food Systems

For the past year, Barbara Jellison, the Food Service Director of the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD), has been creatively coordinating food boxes for students in need of meals amid pandemic-caused school closures. However, it wasn’t until October that she recognized the demand for whole foods (rather than prepackaged items) when turnout skyrocketed for pick up of boxes that offered whole pumpkins. After observing the momentum, she began to seek out more whole produce so families could prepare their own fresh fruit and veggies at home.

100% Organic!

Have you heard? We’ve been hard at work on all things organic — shifting institutional purchasing to ensure the health of our children, families, communities, school districts, farmers, local economies, soils and shared climate. Today, in partnership with West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD), we are proud that families picked up 21,000 food boxes with 100% USDA Certified …

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Protecting Our Local Farmland with MALT

Here at Conscious Kitchen, we are major advocates of FLOSN food (Fresh, Local, Organic, Seasonal, Nutritious). In order to ensure we all have that access, it is critically important to support local farmers and the preservation of healthy farmland. Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) shares these values, working to protect the land and foster a …

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