A LETTER FROM MARLENE L. OLSHAN, CEO OF VETRI COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
What and how we eat has a profound impact on our lives. Enjoying a nutritious meal made with fresh, whole ingredients surrounded by friends and family – this is what connects us all. At Vetri Community Partnership, we strive to create that same experience for the students we serve by teaching them to make better choices about the food that they eat.
Whether in the cafeteria, at one of our after-school cooking programs, or at the curbside with our Mobile Teaching Kitchen, children are learning how approachable, fun and delicious healthy food can be.
More than 7,000 students experienced a Vetri Community Partnership program at school or in the community last year. That’s 7,000 more Philadelphia and Camden area students who are armed with the tools they need to make better decisions about their own health and well-being.
It would be impossible to do this work without all of you – our generous donors and volunteers. Thank you for sharing the passion we have for breaking the cycle of poor eating habits that unfortunately get passed down from generation to generation. With innovative programs like ours, we know that we can break this cycle and empower more children to become educated food consumers.
Please enjoy Vetri Community Partnership’s 2016-2017 school year impact report. We are grateful for your support.
Marlene L. Olshan, CEO of Vetri Community Partnership