Our January 29 newsletter offers an update on the construction activity expected at The Center over the next few weeks. You can read the update here.
"An ambitious plan by the Oakland Unified School District to build a $40 million central kitchen, instructional farm and education center at the corner of 29th and West streets in West Oakland will transform how school meals are made throughout Oakland.
One of the first of its kind in the nation, the 48,000 square-foot center will provide learning opportunities in the culinary arts and agricultural instruction, and help urban school kids learn where their fruits and vegetables come from and how food is prepared."
Read the entire piece here!
A thank-you luncheon was held on January 22 at the Market Street 7th Day Adventist Church in West Oakland to appreciate Community Engagement Advisory Committee members for their contributions to the community engagement process for The Center. Bryant Terry, Oakland chef, educator, and author, joined this special event to give a talk about whole food, the connection to land, and the cycle of life.
After many months of community engagement, public hearings and studies, we are excited to announce that construction is set to begin on The Center (Central Kitchen, Instructional Farm and Education Center), which will be built at the former site of the Marcus Foster School at 2850 West Street.
Read a full update, including a timeline of major milestones on the horizon, here:
Join us at McClymonds High School (2607 Myrtle St.) on Saturday, January 30 from 10 AM to 1 PM for an Oakland Unified School District Job Fair! The District is hiring for a range of positions, including Food Services, Custodial Services, and Construction jobs. Click here for more information.