In 2013, Sam Polk and Dr. Kirsten Thompson started Groceryships (now known as FEAST) with the intention to address the health disparities affecting families throughout the U.S., largely stemming from a broken food system.
Understanding that a healthy life has three main ingredients: whole foods, whole people and whole communities, Founders, Sam and Kristen, Executive Director, Dana Rizer, and a team of advisors created a holistic program combining practical skills like nutrition education and healthy cooking with a support-group structure that builds deep bonds of friendship and social connection.
This integrative approach promotes wellness by harnessing the power of healthy foods and human connection. The program they developed has proven to be incredibly effective with powerful results.
In 2018, in an effort to better express the essence of its programs, which goes far beyond the distribution of "scholarships for groceries," Groceryships officially changed its name to FEAST. The organization has had an impact on thousands of individuals and families in the Los Angeles area and is continuing to expand its work to the national level by starting programs in New York in the fall of 2018.
Our vision is to live in a world where every individual and family has equal access to the ingredients that create health and wellness.
Through partnerships and training opportunities FEAST is working to empower community organizations and individuals to bring its transformational programs to the communities they serve. Learn more about FEAST's Leadership Training here.
Through Food Education, Access and Support, Together we can create a healthier world.
About Our New Name
In an effort to better express the essence of our programs, which goes far beyond the distribution of “scholarships for groceries”, Groceryships has officially changed its name to FEAST (Food Education Access Support Together). We have always understood that food has the power not only to feed, but to heal. As we continue to provide holistic approaches to increasing health and wellness, we believe that “FEAST” is the fullest representation of our efforts.