Food education anytime, anywhere.

The Charlie Cart Project was founded in 2015 by the former Director of the Edible Schoolyard Project and a team of educators and designers. They set out to create an affordable and comprehensive food education program, giving kids the power to make healthy choices for life. 

The result is an all-in-one program—a kitchen on wheels and a full curriculum with classroom-tested recipes—connecting the dots between food, health and the environment. 

Food education gets to the heart of our most pressing issues.

Health, climate, and economy, all are intrinsically linked to our food system. If we expect the next generation to make choices that support their health and the health of the planet, we have to provide basic education about food and its connections to the world we live in.

Food education is critical to improved health outcomes.

Today, 1 in 6 kids in the U.S. will go hungry. 1 in 3 will develop Type 2 diabetes in their lifetime. Food security and healthy eating require two things: access to fresh, healthy food; and basic skills to prepare that food. It’s simple. Food education is essential for lifelong health.

We’re working with educators nationwide

Over 500 sites and growing!

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Help shape the future of food education!

The Charlie Cart Project is always looking for passionate food educators, organization mavens, and leaders who are excited about building healthier communities. Feel free to indicate your interest by sending a cover letter and resume in a single PDF to

Sponsors & Partners

Our sponsors make food education accessible for children everywhere. Thank you!