SCUSD Food Literacy Program to Receive $72,000 Grant from Raley’s

Press release

To kick-off Sugar Awareness Week, Sacramento City Unified School District’s Food Literacy Program will be announcing that Raley’s has awarded $72,000 to the program. The Food Literacy Center inspires and teaches low-income elementary children to eat their vegetables by teaching them to cook and the importance of nutrition to improve our health, environment and economy. The programs mission is to inspire kids to make healthier food choices. Sacramento has a 40% childhood obesity rate, and only 4% of kids eat their daily amount of vegetables, so food literacy programming is critical to helping them learn to eat–and love–vegetables. They are learning to protect one of their most precious assets–their health.

WHO: Jessie Ryan, President of SCUSD Board of Education

Darrel Woo, 1st Vice President, SCUSD Board of Education

Jay Hansen, SCUSD Board of Education Member

Amber Scott, Food Literacy Program Founder and Executive Director

Becca Whitman, Raley’s Community Relations Manager & Executive Director

Students from Leataata Floyd Elementary School

WHAT: Raley’s will be presenting a large $72,000 check to the SCUSD’s Food Literacy Program to expand the program to more schools. The food literacy program is FREE to schools. The grant will continue funding the programs at the following schools: Bret Harte Elementary, Leataata Floyd Elementary, Susan B. Anthony Elementary, and Camellia Basic Elementary.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Photo Opportunity with check being presented to kids is scheduled at approximately 10:15 a.m. Followed by fun activities with kids and instructors.

WHERE: Leataata Floyd Elementary School, Parking lot in front of the school. Follow signs to press event location:  401 McClatchy Way, Sacramento, CA 95818