The next stop in food education
SHFT Mobile Kitchen Classroom is a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide high school students in New York City with opportunities to engage in experiential lessons around food, health, and sustainability. The mission of SHFT Mobile Kitchen Classroom is to teach essential life skills and encourage participants to consider how their food choices relate to broader issues of personal, social, and environmental health.
SHFT Mobile Kitchen Classroom will pilot two programs in 2013: the School Garden at Bard High School Early College in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and a Mobile Kitchen Classroom that will travel throughout all five boroughs teaching students how to prepare simple, delicious, and healthy meals.
About Our Programs
The School Garden at Bard High School Early College will be a beautiful and engaging space where students can learn how to grow vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers. These hands-on lessons will be linked to curriculum at both the high school and college levels, enriching students' explorations in science, math, history, the arts, and more.
The Mobile Kitchen Classroom will be a fully-equipped, professional teaching kitchen that provides students throughout New York City with opportunities to prepare and eat healthy, delicious meals in a safe and inspiring setting. Built into the body of a customized truck, the Mobile Kitchen Classroom addresses the space limitations faced by many New York City public schools, and ensures that students of all ages can learn about food, nutrition, and cooking.