Our growing space at Stenton Family Manor was established in 2009 to improve the nutritional value of meals for residents by growing fresh produce for the kitchen, as well as to provide a safe space where young residents could take part in structured gardening and nutrition activities in Garden Club. In order to have a deeper and more lasting impact on families, programming has expanded to include Hope Kitchen, a culinary program providing practical guidance for how to eat healthy while on a budget. The curriculum focuses on eating fresh & seasonal foods, nutrition, developing healthy eating habits, and foundational cooking skills while engaging parents and caregivers in the process of preparing and enjoying healthy meals together. We also provide Fresh Start kits to graduates of the culinary program as they transition from Stenton Family Manor into their new homes. Hope Garden was established through a partnership between Food Moxie and Stenton Family Manor. The garden was the first educational garden for families experiencing homelessness.
What a Fresh Start Kit looks like: