We believe community members hold the key to positive change. By lifting up a culture of community ownership, Gasol Foundation is increasing access to healthy food.
That is precisely the reason why Gasol Foundation’s Vida! Health and Wellness Program provided Farmer’s Market Stands to our program participants during the month of January. The stands were set up in South LA, Watts, and Boyle Heights and included items such as apples, oranges, carrots, broccoli, cilantro, garlic, beets, kale and so much more! The goal was to introduce our Vida! Health and Wellness parents and children to new fruits and vegetables. We also wanted to provide the free produce to these families because they don’t have regular access to them.
Our hope was that our families would try a few of these produce items for the first time, enjoy them, and add them to their meals! After all, you never know what you may like until you try it, right?! And they did!