Stories of Impact

The work we do changes lives. These are a few real stories about the real impact of our partnerships.

Seriously Fun Camp - Sophia
Seriously Fun Camp - organization

Seriously Fun Camp

SeriousFun camps and programs are made for kids just like Sophie and give them the confidence to get out of their comfort zone.

Detroit Cooks - Chef Kev
Detroit Cooks - organization

Detroit Cooks

Chef Kevin Frank is on a mission to make Detroit’s public school cafeterias “a national example of excellence.”

Food and Identity - Paloma
Food and Identity - organization

Food and Identity

FoodCorps alum Paloma Jones loves introducing students to new dishes and celebrating treasured familiar ones.


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Warren DeShields and Jenny Reed, in front of Bridgeton School
Local Gets Even Localer - organization

Local Gets Even Localer

A school’s greenhouse fuels math and science learning, cooking classes, and cafeteria menus.

Maggie, instructing students in the greenhouse
Gardening Therapy - organization

Gardening Therapy

Students manage the stress of school reassignment by digging in the dirt.

Rachel has lunch with students
A Market for Local Food - organization

A Market for Local Food

An advocate works to connect family farms with school districts. It’s a win-win.

Clayton playing basketball with dad
Nothing is Off-Limits - organization

Nothing is Off-Limits

A wheelchair poses no obstacle for Clayton when he goes to camp.

Gabe and Angelica, relaxing
Where Kids Can Be Kids - organization

Where Kids Can Be Kids

Two siblings found their passions within a safe environment at camp.

Sarah and Akeem, standing with arms around each other
Taking Their Shot at Camp - organization

Taking Their Shot at Camp

Siblings Sarah and Akeem get to focus on friendships and fun activities instead of their illness.

Learning to Love Local Sharde
Learning to Love Local - organization

Learning to Love Local

Kids excited about collard greens, okra, and other favorites of Southern cuisine.

Feeling the Camp Spirit Lucus
Feeling the Camp Spirit - organization

Feeling the Camp Spirit

Going to camp for the first time can be scary. For kids with serious medical conditions, that first time can be even scarier.

Best Experience of My Life - Jordan
Best Experience of My Life - organization

Best Experience of My Life

Camp gave Jourdan “the confidence to be more social and make new friends.”

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