Project EAT reaches the community in a myriad of ways. Through health fairs, school garden days, youth internships, walking events, and multi-media art projects, we aim to empower others to make healthful lifestyle choices for themselves, their family, and their neighborhood.
Youth Photovoice Project
Students at Chavez Middle School in Hayward shared their perspectives on health at school through photography and writing. The art was displayed at the San Leandro Library and also the Hayward Arts Council Foothill Gallery.
Community Supported Agriculture
Interns participating in our Youth Employment Program this summer had the opportunity to reach out to local residents participating in the Meals of Love program at the neighborhood church. Families participated in a raffle to be the lucky winners of a weekly harvest box. Fresh produce from the Tennyson High School Farm was distributed in this pilot of a Community Supported Agriculture program. Our youth interns appreciated being able to help the community with fresh food that they had cultivated and at the same time gained valuable skills in how to run a business.
Let's Walk! A Community Walk for Health
In March, we celebrated National Nutrition Month® in our schools and in the community. One of the ways we celebrated was by organizing a series of walking events throughout Alameda County, all taking place on the same day. Twenty different walking groups were formed, and over 250 people participated! Several of the walking groups decided to meet again and keep the healthy momentum going!