A recent study revealed that people who experience Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are more likely to have an unhealthy relationship with food, putting them at greater risk for chronic illness later on. Leah's Pantry believes in the healing power of healthy food. They recently launched a new cooking and nutrition program, Around the Table, which nourishes California's vulnerable youth - mind, body, and soul.
Statistically, low-income communities are at a health disadvantage. Yet Leah's Pantry enables foster youth, refugee teens, and young, low-income families to strengthen community ties while learning how to take care of themselves and their families. Their trauma-informed programs ensure that poverty and ACEs are not a life sentence. HAND is a proud supporter of this Bay Area organization and encourages you to consider donating your support this holiday season. LEARN MORE