Mobile Teaching Kitchen will bring healthy food and nutrition education to students and families displaced by the Camp Fire
West Sacramento, CA— Raley’s and Butte County Office of Education (BCOE) debuted a new Mobile Teaching Kitchen today at the 2020 Cal Kidz Anti-Hunger Summit. This state-of-the-art food truck will bring healthy, nutritious foods to children and families displaced by the Camp Fire. The food truck will be instrumental in bridging the summer meal gap, distributing food to children throughout the summer who would otherwise go hungry while school is out of session.
After the Camp Fire destroyed all but one school in the Paradise Unified School District, BCOE developed a long-term plan to support students affected by natural disasters, including the idea for the Mobile Teaching Kitchen. Raley’s stepped in as the primary funder of the project with a multi-year commitment.
“Raley’s is committed to giving back to the communities where our team members and customers live and work,” said Becca Whitman, Raley’s Senior Manager of Community Relations. “The Mobile Teaching Kitchen is going to make a significant impact for thousands of residents in Northern California and represents Raley’s continued support of those affected by the devastating Camp Fire.”
In addition to delivering healthy food to the community, the Mobile Teaching Kitchen will provide nutrition education to students, their families and staff utilizing the truck’s television and speaker system. Not only will the Mobile Teaching Kitchen serve over 40 school sites within Butte County Office of Education’s 14 school districts, but it will visit surrounding school districts as well. In case of future disaster, the food truck will be dispatched to bring food to affected communities.
Raley’s customers, team members and ownership had previously donated nearly $1 million to Camp Fire relief efforts in 2018. To learn more about how Raley’s gives back, visit raleys.com/goodneverstops.