August 17, 8:30am - 10:00am PDT. Hosted at Zendesk
part of a series on Community
About the speaker
Sarah has worked on food-related projects in the Bay Area since 2008. She launched Cooking Matters in the Bay Area in 2010. In her previous work with Bay Area farmers’ markets, she created the Bay Area’s first Market Match program, which gives farmers’ market customers who use food stamps extra funds to spend at the market, and a Veggie Rx program that helped diabetes patients increase their produce consumption while measuring positive health outcomes. In her youth, she taught yoga and guided bicycle tours in France. In 2011, she founded the nonprofit Three Squares, which merged with 18 Reasons in 2013. She is passionate about cooking, rock climbing, riding her bike, and, yes, her job. She lives in San Francisco.
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18 Reasons is a community cooking school on a mission to empower our community with the confidence and creativity to buy, cook, and eat good food every day. 18 Reasons grew out of Bi-Rite Market’s desire to create a space where community members could deepen their relationships with food and with each other. In a small space on Guerrero Street, the first tastings and dinners sought to connect neighbors with the farmers and producers who sold their products at Bi-Rite Market. 18 Reasons quickly took on a life of its own, expanding to hands-on classes and monthly Community Dinners, and relocating to our current home on 18th Street.
Meanwhile, Sarah Nelson launched the nonprofit Three Squares in 2011 to bring free Cooking Matters cooking and nutrition classes to low-income communities throughout the Bay Area. Sarah worked with Bi-Rite Market and 18 Reasons to launch San Francisco’s first Food & Farm Film Fest in 2013. The two organizations liked collaborating so much that they decided to join forces and merge later that spring.
Today, 18 Reasons offers classes and dinners on a nightly basis in our classroom on 18th St, and offers free Cooking Matters classes to over 3,000 low-income Bay Area adults, teens, and kids every year. 18 Reasons is now an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization as well as a proud member of the Bi Rite Family.