The families at Manna are so thrilled to be receiving their garden produce boxes every week, it's very exciting!
Cooking Matters will be wrapping up a 6 week long cooking course with the families next week. The families have been so empowered with their newly learned cooking skills that they want to continue to meet as a group after the class is completed for potlucks and recipe sharing.
It has been inspiring to watch the families come together as a group, share resources and support each other around bigger life issues, through the venue of healthy eating and nutrition.
One teenage girl who attended the cooking class with her dad and brother was nervous about handling a large chopping knife on the first day of class. She just wasn't used to chopping up vegetables. Once the instructor showed her how to handle the knife properly she slowly got the hang of it and by the end of class was deftly chopping veggies alongside her family and new friends.
This is why we do what we do. To empower folks to take charge of their own nutrition, through gardening, cooking and community.
I want to thank you for being a part of this change.