We asked members of the community how their organizations help the community. We’ve shared some of the responses below.

Christina Ng | Foundation Cultivator

Berry Good Food aims to empower our community by building bridges between farmers, chefs, scientists, and citizens to challenge the industrial food system while advocating for access to healthy food for all. Food is not a only source of sustenance, but a wonderful vehicle for connection and education. Via our garden, kitchen, and food based programming, we hope to build lasting relationships between the community and the source of their food. Read more>>

Sana Moezzi | Campaign Development Manager

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. We are the voice for the more than 1.2 million people in the US living with or in remission from a blood cancer: leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma or another malignancy of the blood. Every three minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Our Mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since our inception in 1949 we have invested more than $1 billion in blood cancer research. Our investment has played a role in most of the therapies that are used to treat blood cancer patients today and many of these therapies are helping patients with other cancers and serious diseases. Advances such as chemotherapy, bone and stem cell transplantation, and more recently, targeted therapies that precisely target the genetic drivers of the cancer while sparing healthy tissue, and therapies that harness the body’s own immune system to fight cancer, began with the blood cancers. Read more>>

Evan Yamada | A Youth Voice Amplifier through Visual Stories. Photographer/Cinematographer.

My business directly impacts the local youth in my community. I have my own photo/video production company and work at the David’s Harp Foundation working with youth “at risk” of not hitting their full potential, disenfranchised, and incarcerated. We partner with major companies in the San Diego area to create opportunities for our youth to learn real workforce skills that can be applied immediately. Read more>>

Laura Katleman | Mother, Meditator, Rock Climber and Founder of Bhu Foods

Make people’s lives happier and healthier by helping them transition away from sugar. Here at Bhu Foods, we’re about anchoring light on the planet and setting an example of what it means to be a conscious company. We do this by offering exceptional, healthy, low sugar, high fiber, clean label, delicious products while exceeding the expectations of our customers, honoring and meeting the needs of our employees and our community, and safeguarding the environment. Read more>>