"I'm good friends with Adrienne Markworth, founder and
executive director and I'm also a donor to this very worthwhile organization."
- Christine Irsfeld
Based on an underlying belief that proper nutrition is essential for people to reach their full potential, Leah’s Pantry empowers economically disadvantaged individuals to make responsible choices about diet. We deliver culturally competent nutrition and cooking workshops in a safe and participatory environment through partnerships with existing community organizations.
Based in San Francisco, Leah’s Pantry works with the San Francisco Food Bank, affordable and supportive housing providers and a wide variety of local community organizations serving homeless and low-income families.
Over the past five years, Leah’s Pantry has provided more than 150 six-week Food Smarts Workshops to children, families and seniors. Over 2,000 individuals have graduated from our program. Workshops are held in English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Farsi and Vietnamese.
Our workshops result in meaningful changes to diet and an increased knowledge of nutrition, health and intake of fruits and vegetables received through the San Francisco Food Bank.
In an effort to further support the health and wellness initiatives of our partner organizations, we launched the Food Smarts Training Program in April 2011. Over the course of three two-day programs, we trained 30 individuals to run our Food Smarts Workshops at their organizations.
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P. O. Box 29554
San Francisco, CA 94129
About the Paragon Community Fund
From shelters to school arts programs, from food drives to counseling, we
participate in the services that many organizations perform in order to
make a positive difference in our community. Since 2004, the Paragon
Community Fund has provided close to $400,000 to local organizations.