Colorful Cooking Made Easy: Food Bank Demonstrators

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Colorful Cooking Made Easy

Are you a Food Network fanatic? Do you love the show "Chopped"?

If you enjoy cooking and possess a sense of adventure, then this is the volunteer opportunity for YOU!

Colorful Cooking Made Easy

Colorful Cooking Made Easy is a partnership of the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, WSU Extension, United Way of Pierce County and food pantries across Pierce County to provide cooking tips and recipe suggestions for food pantry visitors to help them incorporate the wonderful healthy food options available each week at the food pantry.

Volunteers work with food pantry staff to identify fresh items from the pantry that food pantry visitors might have questions about preparing. The volunteer uses his/her creativity to develop a tasty meal that can be prepared with fresh and staple items from the pantry that participants can then pick up and take home to try! Training and ongoing support is provided.

Sometimes the only barrier between healthy and unhealthy eating is having the knowledge and skills to create healthy meals at home. You can help break down this barrier and empower families and individuals to make healthier choices.

To see a complete description of this opportunity, visit https://uwpc.galaxydigital.com/files/dl/3af9b24b7a87d231d9e1b63f56fcbc00/.

To complete a volunteer application, visit https://fs30.formsite.com/SMPaton/UWPCVolApp/index.html!

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About Volunteer Center

Location:

United Way of Pierce County, 1501 Pacific Ave., #400, Tacoma, WA 98402, US

Mission Statement

We work from the heart to unite caring people to tackle our community's toughest challenges. We envision a compassionate, vital community where people have the education, resources and opportunities to achieve their potential.

Description

United Way of Pierce County believes by making an early investment in our children and their families, we can help them remove the barriers preventing them from breaking the cycle of poverty. Through Strong Families and Successful Kids, we can create a thriving, connected community. And when our community thrives, we all win.

United Way brings people together to make a real difference in the issues the community cares about. That's why we works in partnership with many individuals and organizations around the county to impact the community. We are members of many collaboratives serving young children, families and our military population. We provide staffing, volunteers, funding and advocacy support to local initiatives and programs aligned with our goal to break the cycle of poverty. We hold annual Community Conversations, listening to the people who live here and together addressing the most pressing issues that our communities care about. We also give out Neighborhood Grants to resident- or community-led groups for projects in their neighborhood or community that help improve the quality of life for its residents in addition to our traditional funding. Why do we do all of this? We believe that change happens when communities work together and we know that together, we can accomplish more than any of us can do alone. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

various sites/organizations in Pierce CountyTacoma, WA 98402

(47.25291,-122.44174)
 

SKILLS

  • Cooking / Catering
  • People Skills
  • Nutrition
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • cooking demos can be flexible

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