How Cooking Matters Is Helping End Childhood Hunger
In 1993, two chefs raised their hands to do more. They taught Share Our Strength’s first cooking and nutrition class to a small group of families who were eager to learn how to prepare healthy, tasty meals on their very limited budgets.
Now, more than 18 years later, Cooking Matters is still empowering families at risk of hunger with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make healthy and affordable meals. With the help of volunteer culinary and nutrition experts, course participants learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best nourishment possible to their families. Cooking Matters is nationally sponsored by the ConAgra Foods® Foundation and Walmart.
Since 1993, Cooking Matters has grown to serve more than 17,000 families each year across the country, helping them learn how to eat better on a budget. Today, 86 percent of Cooking Matters participants graduate, taking with them improved nutrition practices, eating habits and food budgeting skills.