Sacramento Press Contracted Employee
36 years old
Founder, California Food Literacy Center
Amber K. Stott, founder of the nonprofit California Food Literacy Center and Food Literacy Month, grows her own groceries in Sacramento, California. She blogs about living la vida locavore at Awake at the Whisk, and writes for Edible Sacramento magazine. She also develops recipes professionally. Amber was given the Sacramento Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award in December 2012. She chairs the steering committee of the Sacramento Region Food System Collaborative and is a member of the Sacramento Hunger Coalition. She holds a Master’s degree in African Studies and Women’s Studies and speaks Danish and Zulu.
The city of Sacramento declared itself the Farm to Fork Capital of America in October 2012 at a press conference at Cesar Chavez Park’s farmers market. The declaration has ignited Sacramentans like never before. In a town that has always shied away from its “cow town” moniker, embracing a vibrant food scene tied to first class dining seems more palatable. We like this Farm to Fork identity, and we all want to be involved. Yet, like anything cool, there’s an air of mystery surrounding Farm to Fork. Who is involved? How do I join? Where’s all the money going? “I’m not sure what people are expecting,” says Josh Nelson, co-founder of Selland Family Restaurants and of the Farm to Fork Capita
Are we stifling nonprofit innovation? Harvard Professor Dan Pallotta, author of a best-selling book on philanthropy, will speak tonight in Sacramento on the invitation of a group of civic leaders who want to “encourage new thinking and increase philanthropic support that will lead to stronger nonprofit organizations in this region.” His books and ideas are described as insightful, pithy and challenging. “We feel Dan can help us stimulate dialog that will lead to more effective charities and an improved quality of life,” said Catherine Connolly, chair of the event organizing committee and past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Pallotta is the chief archite
Want to help end violence in our community? Right now, it's as easy as clicking a button. Sutter Medical Center has launched an innovative campaign to help raise $10,000 for a deserving charity. WEAVE is one of the nonprofits participating in the contest. By clicking a single button to cast your vote online, you can help WEAVE earn this critical grant. What will $10,000 pay for? WEAVE, a 501c3 nonprofit, is the only provider of comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County. The agency plans to eliminate violence by: educating kids to break the cycle; improving laws to protect victims; and healing survivors. You can help in three easy way
At 3:04 PM on Monday, October 25, Sacramentans will join together, wearing purple, to Break the Silence on Domestic Violence. At the appointed time, Sacramento city sidewalks will fill with a sea of purple as community members walk in remembrance of survivors of domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 3:04 PM represents the 3 out of 4 Americans who know someone that has been a victim of violence. October 25th represents the 25% of women who will experience interpersonal violence in her lifetime. Joining WEAVE on this important day of awareness are students and faculty of California State University Sacramento, Victim Compensation and Govt. Claims Board,CSUS Viole