Adrienne Markworth


Adrienne Markworth is Founder and Executive Director of Leah’s Pantry. Beginning with one cooking and nutrition workshop for homeless parents in the fall of 2006, Adrienne expanded Leah’s Pantry throughout California through collaborative partnerships with regional food banks, government public health and human services agencies, and over 250 CBOs. She spearheaded the development of the widely-used Food Smarts Workshops, a multi-lingual and culturally competent curriculum for low-income Californians.  She also created the Food Smarts Training Program for CBO staff and volunteers, as well as neighborhood residents.  In 2013, she is directing the development of, a USDA-funded cooking and nutrition website designed specifically for Calfresh (formerly Food Stamps) recipients in California.

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