Our Mission

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.

Our Story


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.


Our Impact

Though “new in town”, Bread Head has been impactful in measurable ways. Together we make a difference! Since January 2021:


2,840

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!


13,926

Total meals provided to individuals and families.


23,899

Pounds of produce kept out of landfills.


37

Individuals have participated in our PAN program.


15

Community members have participated in volunteer led, CHEW workshops and BH Movement classes.


Our Team

erin k flood

Executive Director

Ron Harris, II

Communications and Engagement Coordinator

Walleska Barreto

Program Manager

Yoav Jacob

Program Assistant

Alyce Coley

Development Manager


Board of Directors

Chair of the Board/Founder

Celeste Baker

Board Treasurer/Secretary

Monique Katsanis

Board Member

Tyler Morris

Board Member

Niloo Fotouhi