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To inspire families of all backgrounds to eat better food and live longer more vibrant lives.
For all Americans to live a healthy lifestyle, regardless of who they are, where they live, or how much they make.
People living in under-served communities (such as low-income families and members of certain ethnic minorities) face many obstacles to living a healthy lifestyle. Because of a wide range of factors such as tighter food budgets, lower nutritional education, and limited access to outdoor play spaces, these communities are at far greater risk for obesity, diabetes, and other diet-related illnesses.
In addition to making healthy and delicious products, we provide an annual grant (and volunteer support) to non-profit organizations that are working to eliminate socio-economic health disparities in the US. See below to learn more about our recipients!
The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre is a program of The Sustainable Food Center that offers free cooking and nutrition classes to communities in need. This year we partnered with them to sponsor two 6-week courses (one in English, one in Spanish) that allowed 50 families to receive nutrition education that was Budget Conscious, Culturally Relevant, and Taught by Former Students from their own community.
Project Potluck is an industry organization with the mission to help People of Color build successful companies and careers in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry. In 2020, A Dozen Cousins made an in-kind donation to Project Potluck alongside Beanfields and Mason Dixie Foods in order to help increase the number of better-for-you brands that are built by and targeted towards People of Color.
In 2021, A Dozen Cousins made a food donation to LA Community Fridges using all proceeds from our "Kitchen Collection", an exclusive-collection curated by talented Latina artists and creators in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. LA Community Fridges is a one-of-a-kind organization that maintains a free network of public refrigerators throughout Los Angeles.
This allows citizens to easily share food with members of their community that are in need. The org is 100% run by volunteers and has changed the way communities pour into each other. Learn more by following @lacommunityfridges on Instagram!
Hike Clerb is an LA-based intersectional women’s hike club and 501c(3) founded in 2017 by changemaker, Evelynn Escobar. Inspired to take action by the lack of representation of people of color in the outdoors, Hike Clerb was born as a radical solution to this issue and more. The organization is equipping Black, Indigenous, women of color with the tools, resources, and experiences they need to collectively heal in nature from Los Angeles and beyond.
A Dozen Cousins contribution will fund Hike Clerb’s ‘Night Clerb’ program, a camping program that brings two unique overnight experiences to life in Southern California that facilitate ways for Black, Indigenous women of color to experience the outdoors collectively through activities like camping and backpacking