Nutrition Instructor Volunteer

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Lowcountry Food Bank

Cooking Matters

Cooking Matters is a 6-week, hands-on nutrition and cooking educational series offered to limited resource participants around the greater Charleston Area. As a volunteer, you will be sharing your knowledge and skills to engage and encourage participants to choose healthier foods for a healthier lifestyle. Make a real difference in the lives of people at risk for hunger.

Basic Function:

  • Teach individuals how to select, purchase, and prepare healthy low-cost food.

Primary Duties:

  • Teach the nutrition lesson components of a 6-week class series to 10-15 participants.
  • Break down recipe steps into simple, doable tasks so that each class participant can be involved in food preparation/cooking at a 'cooking station’.
  • Highlight and supplement nutrition information with your own culinary/health knowledge and experience.

Volunteer Work Schedule:

  • 3 hours a day, once a week for six consecutive weeks + lesson planning & prep time.

You will have the opportunity to work with other passionate volunteers as each team is composed of a nutritionist, chef, and class assistant. Volunteer instructors receive the curriculum that will be taught in each class. Most of all, our Cooking Matters classes are fun and exciting and provide you with some quality volunteer experiences.

*Cooking Matters classes take place at various locations throughout the Lowcountry, including Beaufort, Hampton, Jasper, and Colleton Counties.

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About Lowcountry Food Bank


2864 Azalea Drive, North Charleston, SC 29405, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to lead the fight against hunger in our community.


The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina and aims to distribute more than 24 million pounds of food each year. The Lowcountry Food Bank is a clearinghouse for donated food products that are distributed to a network of nearly 300 member feeding agencies including soup kitchens, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries. The Lowcountry Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and is committed to educating the public about the problems of and solutions to domestic hunger as well as advocating on behalf of our neighbors who experience hunger.

The LCFB will distribute more than 25 million pounds of food, including 6 million pounds of fresh produce, to 200,000 families, children and seniors in 2016. We distribute food through our three distribution centers of Yemassee, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.


We'll work with your schedule.


Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper CountiesYemassee, SC 29945



  • Cooking / Catering
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Nutrition
  • General Education


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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