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Organic School Meals Work: USDA Visits WCCUSD Summer Meal Site

What does our school food program look like in action? The Conscious Kitchen team set up at John Herbert Davis Park in San Pablo with our partner, West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD), to showcase what is possible with fresh, local, organic school-supported agriculture programs like ours. The WCCUSD Food Truck pulled up to …

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Ambassador Pilot Program Teaches Students About Food

Food is such an important part of each of our lives: it not only gives us energy and sustains us, but also holds larger cultural and social meaning. This summer, Conscious Kitchen collaborated with West Contra Costa Unified School District to pilot a Conscious Kitchen Ambassador Program curriculum, which sought to encapsulate the many different …

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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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