To empower individuals and families experiencing food and housing insecurity with food literacy, life skills, and positive relationships. With our intentional community, we hope to inspire personal growth, independence, and balanced living.
In 2016, Celeste Baker founded Bread Head to support newly housed individuals by offering access to food, life skills coaching, and intentional community. Since then, Bread Head has evolved to bring food literacy programs and services to the Los Angeles food justice & equity scene. Together, we cultivate a deeper understanding of the impact of food, and food choices on oneself, our communities, the economy, and environment. With our responsive programming and purposeful community, we seek to inspire personal growth, self-efficacy, and balanced living. We believe in regular assessment, reflection, and improvement, whether on the individual level or as an organization. Bread Head strives to ensure equitable and inclusive programs, services, and policies for a future with food literacy for all.
Though “new in town”, Bread Head has been impactful in measurable ways. Together we make a difference! Since January 2021:
Community members have received food through our Gaia’s Gift grocery assistance program which began in April 2020. In those early days, we started with just 4 bags of food for 4 individuals!
Total meals provided to individuals and families.
Pounds of produce kept out of landfills.
Individuals have participated in our PAN program.
Community members have participated in volunteer led, CHEW workshops and BH Movement classes.
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Ron Harris II
Communications and Engagement Coordinator