Black Culture Matters. Black Communities Matter.
Black Children Matter. Black Futures Matter.
As an organization committed to public health and justice, it is our duty to stand in solidarity with our Black employees, partners, teachers, students, parents and community members. We ask everyone involved in our organization, both internally and externally, to commit themselves to education and anti-racism.
"After five exciting years, the time has come for me to announce my departure from Vetri Community Partnership. With our staff working tirelessly to pivot to virtual platforms and our strong financial position, the time has come for me to move on and my last day will be July 1, 2020."
-Marlene L. Olshan, CEO
Vetri Community Partnership was founded in 2008 by chef Marc Vetri and restaurateur Jeff Benjamin to help people experience the connection between healthy eating and healthy living.
A 501c3 nonprofit, Vetri Community Partnership empowers children and adults to lead healthy lives through fresh food, hands-on experiences and education.
Vetri Community Partnership educates young eaters and supports healthy lifestyles for families in our school communities.
Each school partner we work with is unique. Our goal is to support existing leaders and school culture through our work. We collaborate with faculty and administration to assess and address each school’s priorities through a variety of direct education and school wellness opportunities.
As a local education partner with the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, we work to improve the likelihood that students and families eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget.
Vetri Cooking Lab is an out-of-school time program that combines cooking, nutrition education and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) core concepts. We use hands-on preparation of recipes to teach nutrition lessons, like whole vs. processed foods, the importance of breakfast, reading nutrition labels, added sugar, food marketing and more.
VISION & MISSION
Vetri Community Partnership empowers children and families to lead healthy lives through fresh food, hands-on experiences and education.
FAMILY FRIENDLY RECIPES
Getting kids involved in the kitchen is a great way to help them learn cooking skills and encourage them to try new things.
Your support helps us bring our innovative culinary & nutrition education programs to more schools and communities. Donate today.