Collaborative Project

Grounded in Community has partnered with several  local community organizations ,  including Collective Roots , Veggielution., and Food Empowerment Project. All organizations are dedicated to providing healthy and affordable meals to members of their community to help alleviate food insecurity and food inequity,


On November 9th, 2017, we launched our first culturally relevant slow cooker meal demonstration at the Senior Center in East Palo Alto.  Eligible participants received a slow cooker.  Since our initial launch, we have provided over 100 slow cookers to participating community members.

Support Our Initiative

All monies donated to this project go directly to buy slow cookers for participants in the program.  


Gregoire Valadie, Market Manager Assistant for  Collective Roots.


Chef Anakela P. and Nijiha Al Asmar, Manager of Community Initiatives at Collective Roots, selecting seasonal vegetables for cooking demonstration.

Vallejo Healthy Food Fest 2018

Vallejo Healthy Food Fest 2018


Nutritional and cooking demonstration at the East Palo Alto Senior Center with Chefs Anakela P. and Vasundhara Kandpal and Nijiha Al Asmar from Collective Roots.

Vallejo Healthy Food Fest 2018

Vallejo Healthy Food Fest 2018


East Palo Alto Senior Center