Our work doesn’t end after food is delivered. We’re helping program participants achieve a lifetime of good health by providing nutrition education programs along with the wholesome foods we distribute.
We offer two types of direct education programming:
Pantry to Plate Single Session – During our single-session Pantry to Plate (P2P) classes, participants learn to cook healthy recipes using Food Bank ingredients, while also learning about basic nutrition.
Nutrition Education Class Series – For those agencies that are looking for more in-depth Nutrition Education, we offer our 4-week mini-series. Each week, participants prepare food while being introduced to topics such as being savvy about salt and sugar, the importance of eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins, and how to shop on a budget.
Both types of programming are:
Culturally competent and interactive, and incorporate cooking, nutrition and healthy lifestyle topics
Available for 30 -90 minutes per session (depending on site preference, audience and educator availability)
Tailored to the audience (we work with youth, adults and/or seniors)
Offered in English, Spanish or Cantonese
Free of charge to both sites and participants
We are happy to lead a class or a series if you can ensure at least 7 participants per class.