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Ending Hunger

  • Posted on Mar 12, 2014
    By Allison Forrer

    Before the start of each Cooking Matters class, AmeriCorps member Veronica Palladino has to make sure she has all of her people and supplies prepped and ready to go.  She is responsible for recruiting enough volunteers for each class, training the volunteers, and coordinating with the site to make sure they are ready for the course.  She also must have enough groceries and equipment to make the recipes for the day. 

    Bowls of healthy foods and cooking ingredients line a countertop during a Share Our Strength Cooking Matters class in Haverhill, MA.

    As Veronica reflects, "everything you do isn't going to be the a-ha moment, but everything leads up to that -- those day-to-day things are really important."

    Eating Better for Less

    Those day-to-day things are what make Cooking Matters classes possible. Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters teaches participants to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices, and cook delicious, affordable meals as part of the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America.

    For 20 years, Cooking Matters has empowered families with the skills to stretch their food budgets and cook healthy meals so their children get nutritious food at home. For 10 of...


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