Elaine Lander began volunteering with Food Literacy Center in 2013. In 2014, as the founder’s first hire, she joined the organization full time as program coordinator. She has increased programming from serving one school to eight schools through strategic community partnerships and comprehensive logistical operations. She now oversees hands-on food education for 800 students weekly. She works with community partners including the Sacramento Public Library to reach 20,000 kids with more than 300 programs per year. She oversees training and coordination of 150 volunteers and now leads the Food Literacy Academy. Following the 2015 program, 82 percent of children knew how to make a healthy snack and 73 percent of children agree it matters where our food is grown.