Cooking Matter Resources


Cooking Matters is a six week nutritional education program that teaches families how to cook healthy meals on a low-income budget. Participants meet once a week with a chef and a nutritionist to learn skills needed to create nutritious meals for their families. Skills taught include how to read a nutrition label, how to plan meals, how to shop seasonally for fruits and vegetables and basic knife skills, among many more. One week the class takes a tour of a local grocery store to learn how to shop for healthy foods on a low-income budget. In each class participants cook a meal hands-on and eat the meal with their classmates at the end of the class. Additionally, each participant is given a bag full of ingredients to take home so they can make the meal again for their families.

Second Harvest Food Bank is our lead partner for Cooking Matters and administers the courses. Please contact us to find out how you can participate in Cooking Matters.