PROJECT NUTRITION

ADDRESSING FOOD INSECURITY THROUGH NUTRITION

Our priorities are to provide fruits, vegetables, proteins and grains through adopted nutrition policies to our clients. We also service other local food pantries. Our clients consist mainly of the unsheltered and families, and an ever increasing number of seniors.

OUR GOLD STANDARD NUTRITION PARTNERS

NUTRITION BANK DISTRIBUTION HUB

We provide nutrition and supplies for our community through a mid-sized nutrition bank to support local food pantries in the South Bay and San Diego County. Additionally, we give food to Neighborhood Accelerators, who make distributions to low income and elderly residents. Our nutrition is also available for emergencies and walk-in clients in need.

A HAPPY PARTNERSHIP

We are proud to announce a new partnership with Starbucks, through Feeding San Diego. With driver and truck, we rescue day old edibles that would ordinarily be thrown out. These small meals, sandwiches and pastries are gratefully received by hungry clients.

FREE MOBILE FARMER’S MARKET FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Community Through Hope puts on free food events by way of a bright and colorful Farmer’s Market. Not only do our clients receive nutrition, but are able to shop, do taste tests and get new recipes in a positive, judgement free environment. We have provided training, support and nutrition for other agencies to create their own Farmer’s Markets.

GLEANING, GARDENING AND EDUCATION

In southern California, fruit grows abundantly in backyards and along avenues. Home gardeners are anxious to re-home their excess fruits and vegetables. Gleaners are happy to receive this bounty and avid gardeners are happy to provide fresh nutrition to those in need. These cabbages, pictured right, were grown for Project Nutrition by volunteer in their home gardens.

Community Through Hope will send volunteers to area schools to educate the next generation about the joys of Service and making good choices when reaching for an after-school snack. Pictured at the left, is a visit to Feaster Elementary for career day.