SANKOFA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Location5200 DAUPHINE STNEW ORLEANS, LA 70117 United States
Sankofa works to build healthier communities for generations to come.
Sankofa presently operates 3 days of fresh produce markets (including one mobile market stop in the Lower Ninth Ward), weekly healthy cooking and gardening classes, monthly community program planning sessions, 24,000 sq ft of urban farms, a weekly fresh food pantry, a market SNAP Match program, and SNAP enrollment services. Sankofa is also in partnership with the Sewerage and Water Board to build a Wetland Park and Nature Trail in the Lower Ninth Ward. Sankofa programs are sponsored in part by the USDA, Kresge Foundation, and WK Kellogg Foundations. Sankofa is a member of the Kresge Fresh Lo team to support development of the Lower Ninth Ward through heath, art, and equity. The organization recently moved into its new headquarters at 5200 Dauphine St to provide health and wellness resources in the Lower Ninth Ward community. Sankofa is presently planning to build a teaching kitchen to provide a structured facility for healthy cooking classes at the new Sankofa Community Resource Center.