By Sarah Levant
After working with DC youth for two years, every day at Brainfood still surprises me (in a good way). A non-profit that focuses on youth development through cooking, gardening, and teambuilding activities, Brainfood engages students like no other nonprofit.
This summer Brainfood started a pilot program with high school students and graduates, called the Box Project. The Box Project has a CSA-style business model, (customers buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer) and teaches students about entrepreneurship, business, and customer service. The Brainfood Box project is unique because not only do customers receive weekly organic produce from the Brainfood garden, but they also receive beautifully themed boxes with Brainfood crafted meals. Ranging from Brainfood’s chocolate chip avocado cookies, to Brainfood’s signature hot sauce, Brainfood students continue to surprise their subscribers on a weekly basis.
1) A Dash of Personal Development