Impact & Recognition
Sanzuma's mission is to increase food and nutrition awareness in Marin County. This page serves as a testament to our dedication and the impact we've achieved. Discover the strides we've made in our pursuit of a nourished and thriving community. From transformative statistical insights to heartfelt testimonials, we invite you to witness the profound influence of our food and nutrition endeavors.
pounds of organic produce donated by Sanzuma since 2015 and counting!
people from 5/15/20- 9/19/20 received over 70K pounds of food from Sanzuma all grown on half an acre!
nutrition and garden classes taught by Sanzuma in Marin County!
Giving Marin Winner
California State Legislature Certificate of Recognition
Golden Seed Winner
Let's Move Winner
"I run the Zero Waste Schools Program for Zero Waste Marin and have had the pleasure of working with Lori and her team the past few years. Where we focus in waste reduction, they focus on healthy eating and education and it’s a perfect match. Sanzuma's tireless efforts, dedication, and pure joy in their work is infectious and really refreshing!"
Casey Poldino, Program Manager, County of Marin
"We have worked with Sanzuma through our Healthy Eating Active Living Initiative (HEAL) and have been impressed with Lori’s expertise in creating productive community gardens! Lori has been a pleasure to work with and is very committed to increasing access to healthy foods in our community. She has strong partnerships and relationships with all of the other HEAL partners and with our school districts in Marin."
Kathy Koblick, Marin County Department of Health & Human Services, Public Health Division Director
“Sanzuma brings garden education to many students and their families that lack the resources to experience growing plants elsewhere. At the same time, the green produce in their school gardens provides air, food, and medicine to the souls of the children.”
Oscar Guardado, Marin Health and Human Services Health Educator
"Lori provides leadership to the multi-stakeholder coalition of food and farming advocates, keeps a constant watch for opportunities to connect the dots across people, places, and issues, and incorporates her deep understandings of farming, food security, and social justice into her work."
Julia Van Soelen Kim, Food Systems Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension
""This important program not only teaches kids where their food comes from but also helps fill their plates during their lunch. I highly recommend this approach to bring environmental awareness and responsibility." "
David Pedroli, San Rafael City Schools
"Sanzuma and ExtraFood.org have a mutually beneficial partnership. ExtraFood volunteers are able to pick up excess produce from the farm and transport it to nonprofits serving Marin County’s most vulnerable people. Better to feed hungry people before feeding the compost!"
Kathy Carver, Manager/Food Donor Relations at Extrafood.org