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.
Project Access Nourishment
PAN is an eight-week cooking course that teaches participants how to obtain and cook affordable, whether on a Cal-Fresh and/or limited budget.
Community Health, Eating, and Wellness
CHEW offers life skills related to nutrition literacy, food shopping and budgeting. It provides opportunities for the community to gather for activities around eating, health, wellness, and overall balanced living.
Gaia’s Gift is Bread Head’s food pantry for those in need, providing fresh produce and grocery items, as well as some prepared food stuffs for immediate use. Bread Head partners with local organizations, businesses, and donors to resource food to provide in Gaia’s Gift.
Covid 19 Impact
The impact of Covid-19 on our community members has been significant; with limited or restricted opportunity for social interactions that connect our clientele to others and offer a sense of community, these heightened stressors are more difficult to manage. Bread Head has pivoted all of our programs to respond to the virus and its impact.
We offer PAN and CHEW via remote and pre-taped video offerings to bridge community. Gaia’s Gift is implemented utilizing up to date safety precautions for Gaia’s Gift recipients and Bread Head team. We recognize that a post Covid-19 world will offer opportunity to conduct our programs both in person on site at our Venice location and/or surrounds, as well as to continue remote programming in order to reach a larger audience, we are looking forward to those not so far off days!
Through the pandemic, we have been hard at work to continue to serve our members. Since July we’ve had:
Repeat participants in our Gaia’s Gift grocery assistance program
Total meals served
Repeat participants in our Yoga classes
Youth yoga events in coordination with Community Partners
Want to see what Bread Head events are coming up? Take a look at our events page!
Volunteer of the Month
Meet Danielle! Danielle holds an undergraduate and graduate degrees from Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice. After working a corporate desk job for many years she began to feel the wear and tear in her body. This led her to Pilates in 2011 where she fell madly in love with the discipline and soon thereafter completed her classical Pilates certification in Santa Monica, CA. She is a third generation instructor who has experience with all ages, injuries and athletic abilities.Danielle also holds a Pre & Post Natal Pilates Specialist Certification through Fusion Pilates. Having this additional certification is essential when instructing prenatal, postnatal and menopausal women. Not many instructors in LA hold this very vital certification, or have her personal experience in this field. Whether she is teaching a private or duet session, she is known for balancing her cheerful, energetic encouragement with butt-kicking workouts, all the while keeping it fun. On a daily basis Danielle is inspired by the changes she sees in front of her as she watches people build strength and make health a priority. Danielle will always guarantee “a sweat and a laugh”! When she is not in the studio Danielle enjoys spending time with her husband and toddler son doing all things LA.