APC Hosts Outreach Tour

Courtesy photo Alameda Point Collaborative teens regularly prepare healthy meals in the organization’s central kitchen. The meals are delivered to a nonprofit clinic that serves low-income women with cancer and their families.

Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) will host its community outreach tour from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, at its urban farm at Alameda Point. The tour will include visits to some of APC’s housing and service buildings, as well as the plant nursery and urban farm garden. 

Participants will meet some of APC’s children and youth at the education center or the teen center. The tour will also visit APC’s commercial kitchen, where teens will be cooking a healthy meal using produce from the APC garden. 

This is part of a partnership with the Ceres Project, in which APC teens learn to cook healthful meals. Adult volunteers deliver these meals to a nonprofit 
clinic in Oakland that serves low-income women with cancer, and their families.

One APC resident, whose daughter is part of the new cooking project, said that her daughter is having a lot of fun, and learning new skills like nutritional values and health conscious cooking. “She is happy to give back to those in need; it makes her proud to be involved,” the mother said. 

“I’ve been volunteering both in APC’s education center and on its board of directors,” said Kathryn Sáenz Duke. “This allows me to experience some of the realities of APC’s daily work, as well as the bigger challenge of operating a supportive housing community that uses many activities and resources to help families and individuals break the cycle of homelessness.” 

There is no charge for the tour; light refreshments will be served. To join the tour, register at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2532087APC. 

“We welcome anyone who wants to learn more about this special community and meet some of the APC residents and volunteers,” Sáenz Duke said.