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food is medicine

our key ingredients

Our Mission
Strengthening and empowering communities through fresh, local foods
who we are

A nonprofit 501c(3) organization that serves Northeast Ohio with innovative programs.

Our impact
We help enhance food access, health and wellness while work to beautify our communities through gardens and the arts
Our impact


care strong project


 & murals

cooking demonstration classes



Nonprofit Not Letting Pandemic Stop Growth of Food and Futures
Spectrum News
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"We’re gonna be doing whatever we can to keep these kids coming together, albeit in small groups, in a safe, socially distant way, so that we can still have these kids become active, grow their own food and spend time with one another"

Growing Healthy Food and Futures

Spectrum News

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"I’ve seen kids not even want to touch soil before. I’ve seen kids not want to touch a vegetable before. Now you can’t even keep them out of the garden"

Nonprofit Not Letting Pandemic Stop Growth of Food and Futures
Spectrum News

Care-A-Van brings food, music and art to Northeast Ohio farmers markets


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"Art, dance exercises, cooking demonstrations, nutrition information, health screenings, employment advice, and performances by young rappers with original lyrics about health are part of the visits"

Stronger Together

Edible Cleveland

Cuyahoga Arts and Culture to Grant $11.8 Million to 277 Local Arts Organizations in 2020

"The organization offers programs and resources for the community to grow and obtain fresh produce, as well link people to other vital services in the area"

"As the founder of Food Strong, Sara Continenza has devoted her life not only to building stronger communities through food, but to changing the hunger paradigm from reliance to empowerment."