Kat's Own Words

Honoring Black History Month 2022 (Playlist)

In honor of celebrating #BlackHistoryToday check out a playlist of some of my favorite songs that get me moving and depict the movement for racial reckoning in our country.  Ray Charles, Hard Times Ray Charles was the first Black artist to own his masters. When we talk about self-determination and self-reliance, it starts with ownership. […]

Press Release

School Meals For All Can Strengthen Farm to School 

Sacramento, CA (Feb 10, 2022) – As California prepares to make good on its historic pledge to provide 6.2 million students with free school meals, a group of legislators and advocates are calling for a fully-funded commitment to strengthen connections between schools and California’s socially disadvantaged and climate-smart farmers so that students have increased access […]

Kat's Own Words

Celebrate All We Achieved Together in 2021

What a year it has been. While COVID, climate change, entrenched racial injustice, and corporate greed continue to undermine an equitable and resilient future, there are bright spots we can celebrate. And because of partners like you, we have a lot to be thankful for.  Making California-Grown School Meals A Reality This year, California became […]


Growing the Table Provides Free, Organic Produce to People Experiencing Homelessness

Food insecurity in Santa Cruz is underpinned by the fact that the region suffers from some of the highest rates of individuals experiencing homelessness in California. Growing the Table partners, the Homeless Garden Project and the Homeless Person’s Health Project, bring fresh, organic produce to recently housed individuals like Adrella and Yolanda. They told us […]

In the News

New program helps people eat local produce while supporting Fresno farmers. Here’s how

Sacramento Bee (November 25, 2021) – New program helps people eat local produce while supporting Fresno farmers. Here’s how By Nadia Lopez The pandemic has had disruptive effects on the Central Valley’s food system, exacerbating challenges for farmers struggling to grow and sell their crops. At the same time, the pandemic increased food insecurity and […]


Growing the Table Strengthens Connections in Salinas Farmworker Communities

Growing the Table, a program that delivers locally grown food to food-insecure families throughout the Central Coast, has donated more than 138,000 pounds of organic produce to Monterey Bay and Salinas families. One of the biggest objectives of the pilot program is ensuring that farmworkers are among the first to access the food they grow. […]

Kat's Own Words

Why charities can’t make ends meet when Americans are giving more than ever

I strongly urge others to support the ACE Act, so money moves more quickly from DAFs to working charities and the government has more oversight so it can better set its own agenda.

Press Release

Firefighters to Conduct Prescribed Burn Near Pescadero

San Mateo County Fire Dept. (September 30th, 2021) – Firefighters to Conduct Prescribed Burn Near Pescadero BELMONT, CA – Firefighters plan to conduct a prescribed burn at TomKat Ranch near Pescadero, San Mateo County on Friday, October 1, 2021. This burn is being conducted in conjunction with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, which […]