Our programs aim to:

Create a powerful, community movement around fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables

Empower participants with know-how and skill to prepare healthy, tasty meals

Push the food movement forward by helping small food makers to be successful

NeighborShare

In our first year of business, we encountered people from all walks of life with energy and a commitment to improving food access for their fellow neighbors. Requests for volunteer opportunities have increased each month as we’ve watched students deliver food to the elderly, seniors sort produce at the FoodShare center, and everyday folks go above and beyond to ensure their neighbors without transportation receive food boxes.

The problem of transportation kept coming up. Time and time again folks who wanted to purchase food boxes could do so but lacked reliable transportation. That’s when a school nurse shared an ‘aha’ moment. “Why not partner families who have no transportation with those who do have reliable transportation in order to deliver Fresh Food Boxes!” And NeighborShare was born.

For us, the program is about having meaningful connections with our neighbors, paying attention to the needs of others and growing even deeper relationships within our community. We need people of all personalities and strengths to join us. Even if you don’t consider yourself an extrovert, or you’re not into community service in a major way, come be a quiet volunteer and let your actions speak louder than words.

In other words, come live your passion out loud with us!

Levels of NeighborShare involvement include:

Help placing an order

Help a family to place their order each week. This could include reminding them not to forget to place their order, or placing their order for them.

Help with delivery

Deliver a Fresh Food Box to a family without transportation. A little time from you, a big smile and thankful heart from your community neighbor.

Your involvement and ownership provides families in need with access to nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables and it deepens community relationships! Come join us and be part of meaningful story!

NeighborShare Application

Community Kitchen

The kitchen is coming! The Community Kitchen will be a gathering place where community residents learn how to prepare tasty, nutritious meals. We’ll laugh, cook, and learn how to make cooking from scratch fun again!

Culinary Medicine

Culinary Medicine combines the joy  and art of cooking and eating with the science of food, nutrition, and medicine. Culinary Medicine electives offered through the USC School of Medicine will be available to medical students.

Developed by Tulane Medical University, the curriculum emphasizes the role of food in both the prevention and treatment of disease. We believe Food Really is Medicine.

Incubator Kitchen

Phase II: The Incubator Kitchen is coming too! Here food entrepreneurs can formalize and grow their businesses in our commercial kitchen space.

The Incubator Kitchen will be a place where we can push the food movement forward by helping small food makers become successful. And this won’t just be a space for professionals. Our kitchen will be accessible for non-professionals as well.

Community Garden

Phase III: It will take time to grow our garden! The Community Garden will be used to teach children and their families about how our food is grown. Good nutrition starts in the soil.