Woman's Mission to Make Organic Food Affordable

Playing Woman’s Mission to Bring Organic Food to Everyone

The Doctors are joined LaRayia Gaston, the founder of Lunch on Me, to discuss her mission to bring healthy organic food to people who need it the most.

Watch: Couple Turns Their Pain into Help for Homeless Kids

LaRayia's nonprofit delivers healthy plant-based meals to the hungry and now she is opening La Bodega, a .99 cent organic food store in Los Angeles in order to make healthy food available to more people. She tells us the store's goal is "food justice and allowing organic food to be accessible by all."

She shares that 1 in 6 kids in America live in a home with an empty refrigerator and this inspired her to create more access to healthy food. She explains that more and more food is being purchased at discount stores due to prices and people's access to organic food, and La Bodega can help serve these people and give them the opportunity to buy healthy items.

"This condition is happening because it is reflective of how people feel about underserviced people," she says of the growing homeless crisis. "If people were loved, they wouldn't be in this condition... you have to love, respect and see people."

Watch: Putting a Face on the Homeless Crisis

If you would like more information on how to donate or volunteer to Lunch On Me visit their website here.

 

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