With funding through the Healthy Eating Active Living Collaborative, Alchemist worked with four Oak Park residents, providing them with training on food safety and basic nutrition concepts. These newly trained “Community Chefs” demonstrated healthy cooking/food preparation methods and recipes in front of Home Cash Market (14th Ave. and 44th St. – Sacramento), our pilot Convenience Store Makeover utilizing produce from inside the store. The Community Chefs also engaged customers and neighbors in interactive nutrition education activities.
Although this project has ended, please check back on our Web site regularly for ongoing activities taking place at Home Cash Market and the surrounding areas. You can find more information on the broader project to improve the healthy offerings at convenience stores here.
This project, the Mini Market Makeover, is being carried out by the Alchemist Community Development Corporation. Funded by the USDA’s Food Stamp Program, an equal opportunity provider and employer.