The Community Food Leaders are teens who become leaders by assisting with the implementation of direct education programs, promoting and advocating for improved food access, raising awareness of the SNAP education project, growing and harvesting food on Iroquois Urban Farm, and supporting fresh food resources in their own community (28 weeks during the growing season, typically 12-15 hours per week). Produce harvested by the YCAP crew is donated and distributed to our Field to Fork Club participants and through our partners: South Louisville Community Ministries, Southwest Louisville Community Ministries, Feed the West, and Ag in the City.
They also participate in cooking demonstrations and community outreach efforts in the neighborhoods surrounding Iroquois Urban Farm. The Community Food Leaders offer support to the Field-to-Fork clubs, serving as teaching assistants in those programs and being role models to younger students who are learning about healthy eating.
For questions or more information about the Community Food Leaders program, contact Program Coordinator, Grace Mican at email@example.com.