This year’s gala will honor two outstanding individuals who have made an impact through their work with the program: Randy Stern, who is a Teens for Food Justice champion, and Alyssa Gardner-Vazquez, an alumna of the program.
Like last year, several distinguished guests are again expected to appear, including celebrity chef Melba Wilson. The gala will also feature a performance by musical star and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose, most notable for her role in Steven Spielberg’s rendition of West Side Story and the Broadway show Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Founded by CEO Katherine Soll, the nonprofit organization has broken barriers because of its innovative methods to make food accessible. According to its website, TFFJ “fights food insecurity and diet-related disease through school-based, youth-led hydroponic farming, providing local, sustainably-grown produce to food desert communities and building health equity for all New Yorkers and beyond.”
For more information about the Teens for Food Justice mission, visit its website at https://teensforfoodjustice.org/.
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Source: Black Enterprise