Successful community partnership

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Kansas City Convention & Visitors Asso

A successful partnership for the last year between Doorstep, HCCI, First Church of the Nazarene, KSU extension’s EFNEP staff and Soroptimist has lead to families learning how to prepare healthy economical family meals by conducting cooking classes.

The workshop’s concept parallels the parable of feeding a man fish or teaching him to fish.  Families using local food banks who were frequent visitors were asked about the provisions they had been given it was discovered the families didn’t know how to prepare staples that extend family budgets.  They were buying prepared food items or eating out, both which kill a family budget.

The community partners not only teach the food basics, but each class has volunteers helping by either supporting the family or providing child care.  After every meal the group eats family style, extending community support.

At 5:30 p.m. today, the group with have a Graduation form cooking class at 10th & Buchanon.  The entry will be on the south side.

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