Richmond Main Street Initiative
1015 Nevin Avenue, Suite 105, Richmond, California 94801


FREE Nutrition & Cooking Classes

Come Downtown for Healthy Food Healthy You, free nutrition & cooking classes brought to you by Fresh Approach, Richmond Main Street Initiative, and Catholic Charities of the East Bay.
When: Wednesdays, August 9 – August 30

  • August 9, 5:30pm – 6:30pm: Farmers’ Markets and Creating a Healthy Plate
  • August 16, 5:30pm – 6:30pm: How to Select and Store Fresh Produce
  • August 23, 5:30pm – 6:30pm: How to Shop and Eat Healthy on a Budget
  • August 30, 5pm – 6:30pm: Hands on Cooking Class! Learn cooking techniques, ideas for quick and easy meals, and cooking ahead for the whole week.

Where: Catholic Charities of the East Bay, 217 Harbour Way, Richmond

Cost: Free!


  • Receive $5 to spend at the Freshest Cargo Mobile Farmers’ Market for every class you attend.
  • Some participants who attend 3 or more classes may receive a “Kitchen-in-a-Box” containing a cutting board, knife, salad spinner, and other supplies!
  • Learn great tips, tricks, and know-how to prepare healthy, affordable meals for you and your family!

Questions? Call (925) 771-2990 or visit
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Richmond Promise Scholarship Fund
Are you ready for college? Are you a Richmond residents and college-bound student? Are you the guardian of a college-bound student and resident of Richmond or North Richmond? The Richmond Promise is here to support you! $1500 scholarship for 2 & 4-year college or CTE available October 2: Scholarship Application Opens March 2: FAFSA/DREAM Act Application Deadline March 9: Scholarship Application Deadline More Information Download the flyer (510) 900-9722
Vote for Richmond Main Street
For the past two weeks we've told you that we have some exciting news to share and now we’re happy to finally share it!   Downtown Richmond has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Partners in Preservation Vote Your Main Street program! Your vote will help us win a Downtown Richmond beautification grant to support the restoration of the Market Square Mall Marquee.  The campaign kicks off today and runs through October 31. Join us by voting #VoteYourMainStreet at!   How it Works: Anyone can vote *tell your friends, family, and anyone else you know!* You can vote up to 5 times per day.  Go to EVERY DAY and vote Downtown Richmond! Only the Top 10 most-voted-for projects will receive funding. Join us on at 322 Harbour Way on Saturday, October 7th from 11am – 3pm for a special pop-up event at Market Square Mall!