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The Guardian US | July 2019
Shopping at SF Farmers' Markets on Food Stamps
Cooking Matters Program Manager Briana Tejuco took Leslie Casimir on a farmers' market tour to chat about food security.

The Newman's Own Foundation | April 2019
What does it really mean to empower the people we serve?
Learn more about how we live out our mission to empower our community by training peer health educators. With video!

Edible SF | February 2019
Kitchen Wisdom: Why Cooking Matters
Read Edible SF's cover story about our peer education program, Cooking Matters Health Promoters.

NPR's KALW Crosscurrents | February 2019
Great Grandmother Elsa Guerra Lives Healthy to Take Care of Others
Listen to Health Promoter Elsa Guerra's journey toward health in her own words. With audio!

SF Chronicle | February 2019
Can New Oakland Bar Finally Make Cider Happen?
Our first employee, Olivia Maki, met her husband at an 18 Reasons event. In 2019, they make their cider bar dreams come true!

NBA.com | December 2018
18 Reasons and the Warriors Team up for Shop & Learn Grocery Store Tours
Click above to see the photo gallery of our Shop & Learn event, presented in partnership with the Warriors.

J Weekly | October 2018
Big Name Chefs Share Their Big Batch Recipes
Author Leslie Jonath shares the inspiration behind her cookbook, Feed Your People, produced in collaboration with 18 Reasons.

Civil Eats | September 2018
Four Chefs Share the Importance of Feeding Your People
18 Reasons founder Sam Mogannam joins Tanya Holland, Preeti Mistry & Andre Nguyen to discuss community nourishment.

SF Chronicle | August 2018
How to Cook for a Crowd & Bring People Together through Food
Author Leslie Jonath shares the story of Feed Your People, her cookbook inspired by 18 Reasons' monthly community dinners.

McCovey Chronicles | June 2018
Hunter Pence Hosted a Cooking Class for Kids
In partnership with SF Giants star Hunter Pence & No Kid Hungry, we teach local kids how to cook healthy.

Williams Sonoma | March 2018
The Why behind 18 Reasons Making Healthy Cooking More Approachable
Williams Sonoma stops by our 18th St. culinary classroom to find out what fuels our mission to empower home cooks.

Williams Sonoma | March 2018
Open Kitchen, Open Conversations with 18 Reasons
Williams Sonoma joins 18 Reasons staff and volunteers to talk about the power of giving back through food. With video!

Williams Sonoma | March 2018
6 Healthy, Budget-Friendly Recipes with 18 Reasons
Williams Sonoma and 18 Reasons showcase 6 healthy, affordable, delicious recipes that put fruits and veggies center stage.

CBS | January 2018
Best Cooking Classes in San Francisco
CBS Local names us the best cooking school in San Francisco!

NBA.com | September 2017
Warriors Unveil Chef Academy Program
The Warriors launch the Warriors Chef Academy program in partnership with 18 Reasons.

Mission Local | November 2016
Why are We Called 18 Reasons?
Read about the story behind our name & learn some local history while you're at it.

NBA.com | May 2016
The Warriors Visit a Cooking Matters Graduation Class
Check out this video of Warriors players and local 5th graders whipping up healthy, whole wheat mac n' cheese with veggies.

SF Gate | October 2015
Crowd-funded Cookbook Campaign Aims to Feed Your People
18 Reasons & Leslie Jonath launch a crowdfunding campaign in support of our big-batch recipe cookbook.

Eat Drink Films | April 2015
Cooking and Cinema Matter to the Creators of the Food Farm Film Fest
An interview with Executive Director Sarah Nelson about our annual SF Food Farm Film Fest.

Oakland North | December 2014
Community Cooking Classes Teach Nutrition, Shopping on a Budget
Oakland North reporters drop in on our Cooking Matters class in Alameda. With Video!

Edible SF | October 2014
Online Grocers and EBT Benefits
Executive Director Sarah Nelson calls online grocers' accepting EBT benefits a breakthrough for low-income shoppers.

SF Chronicle | July 2014
Where Does 18 Reasons' Michelle McKenzie Eat?
The Chronicle's Jonathan Kauffman uncovers 18th St. Classroom teacher Michelle's eclectic dining habits.

East Bay Times | April 2014
Cooking Matters Teaches How to Eat Healthy Food on a Budget
A Contra Costa Times reporter visits one of our teen classes and finds it delicious.

SF Gate | October 2013
There Are at Least 18 Reasons to Love Mission Food
There are at least 18 Reasons to love Mission District food, and we're number 1!

KQED | September 2013
Q&A with Shakirah Simley
KQED interviews local food justice advocate and 18 Reasons canning teacher, Shakirah Simley. With Video!

San Francisco Business Times | May 2013
Two San Francisco Food Educators Hatch New Nonprofit
Read about our exciting 2013 merger with local-nonprofit Three Squares.

Huffington Post | March 2013
18 Reasons to Offer Farm School Classes
Urban agriculture for everyone, from the Huffington Post!

New Yorker | March 2012
San Francisco's Bi-Rite
Move over Ferry Plaza, our home block of 18th & Dolores is SF's new culinary epicenter.

The Atlantic | February 2012
A Report on Low-income Families' Efforts to Cook Healthy
Food movement luminary Marion Nestle shares what she learned from our Cooking Matters series survey results.

KQED | September 2011
18 Reasons Gets a New Home
Check out our new digs on 18th and Dolores St. in SF's historic Mission District.

Mission Local | October 2010
Making Whole Wheat Tasty for Low-Income Families
The community reporters behind Mission Local pay a visit to a Cooking Matters class.