Reframing Conversations About Food Security
People in our communities deserve accesss to healthy food and nutrition education that:
- Recognizes the effects of traumatic experiences
- Avoids blame, shaming, or stigma
- Promotes resilience
We are passionate about educating community leaders to transform the lives of all people in their communities with nourishing, trauma-sensitive solutions.
Leah’s Pantry envisions communities where everyone can cultivate a healthy relationship with food and their bodies.
We address nutrition security in four areas:
Cultivate Nourished Communities
- Offer programs where community members can build a resilient, multi-dimensional relationship with food and their bodies.
- Deliver community- centered approaches to nutrition security.
- Support connections between individual and planetary health.
Design and Build Innovative
- We develop products and programs that support a multi-dimensional relationship with food and recognize participant’s wisdom and experience.
- Evaluate programs for transformative change.
- Thoughtfully integrate community voice into program design and evaluation.
- We deliver professional trainings that catalyze implementation of trauma-informed nutrition security principles and programs.
- Cultivate peer-to-peer networks of program implementers.
- Align internal organization processes, policies, and procedures with trauma-informed principles.
Impact Food and Health Systems
- We aim to transform the understanding of nutrition security through speaking engagements, scholarship, conferences, and collaborations.
- Promote adoption of trauma and nutrition security principles in county, state, and national policies and initiatives.
- Work across settings and sectors to collaborate on models of equity and trauma-informed care.