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Cooking Matters Colorado

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Cooking Matters at the Store Tour
Cooking Matters at the Store Tour

Cooking Matters strives to empower low income families who are at risk or experiencing hunger with food skills and nutrition education. Our Cooking Matters at the Store tours are interactive, guided grocery store tours that help participants learn to make healthy purchasing choices on a limited budget. Using our Cooking Matters at the Store facilitator guide and support resources, facilitators are able to walk through the grocery store and teach families about label reading, unit pricing, and choosing healthy meals on a budget.

Volunteers work in the community, rather than one central location. There are opportunities all over the Denver Metro area, and likely near you! The address for this posting is our main office, where you will attend new volunteer training.

These one time events take place throughout the week across Colorado. To get started, sign up for a new volunteer training on event calendar at http://co.cookingmatters.org/sf/calendar. You can email covolunteer@strength.org to learn more about this and other opportunities to volunteer with us.

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About Cooking Matters Colorado

Location:

1824 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203, US

Mission Statement

Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit, has the mission to end hunger and poverty in the US and abroad. Through its Cooking Matters Campaign, Share Our Strength is helping end childhood hunger by inspiring families to make healthy, affordable food choices. Our programs teach parents and caregivers with limited food budgets to shop for and cook healthy meals.

Description

Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters is ending childhood hunger in America by helping parents and their children through interactive grocery store tours, hands-on cooking classes, smartphone apps and other resources - all free, and all run through trusted local community programs. With the help of volunteer culinary and nutrition experts, course participants learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best nourishment possible to their families.

Since 1993, Cooking Matters (formerly Share Our Strength's Operation Frontline) has grown to serve tens of thousands of families each year across the country, helping them learn how to eat better on a budget. Today, 88% of Cooking Matters participants graduate, taking with them improved nutrition practices, eating habits, and food budgeting skills.

Cooking Matters has received special recognition from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for excellence in nutrition education. The program was also freatured by former First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign, a nationwide initiative dedicated to raising a healthier generation of kids.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1824 Lincoln StreetDenver, CO 80203

(39.74541,-104.98585)
 

SKILLS

  • Budgeting
  • Nutrition
  • Public Speaking
  • Community Outreach
  • Adult Education

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2+ hours (depends on the format of the tour)

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