Love your Lunchbox (LYL) is a San Diego based non-profit whose mission is to provide basic nutrition education to those facing the realities of a limited food budget. Additionally, LYL supports those most in need by facilitating the delivery of foods from the local food bank’s mobile pantry. Educational outreach happens in the places where the at-risk population lives – namely affordable housing communities throughout San Diego County. (Some of which have been designed by Studio E Architects).
Programs range from the distribution of free copies of the cookbook Good and Cheap by Leane Brown as well as cooking classes and educationally based social events focusing on the unique diet challenges of the low-income population.
Access to and education about healthy food choices is an ongoing issue in many disadvantaged communities. Additionally, food inequality, food waste and childhood diabetes are all hot topics in the media and in the legislatures. Love Your Lunchbox aims to influence both thinking and policy on this critical topic. John joined the newly formed board of directors in October. Interested in supporting LYL? You are invited to go here to make an online tax-deductible contribution or offer your time at an upcoming event.