Ending Hunger

How We Help End Childhood Hunger

  HOW WE HELP END CHILDHOOD HUNGER

 

  • Childhood hunger is invisible. You can’t see it by looking and you can’t measure it in pounds but it is among us and it affects us all. Cooking Matters helps Share Our Strength accomplish its goal of ending childhood hunger in America in many ways:  
  • Our primary goal is to help families with limited resources make healthy meals at home, using a wide variety of foods that are commonly available in stores and from emergency food providers including food banks and pantries. 
  • We help increase families’ access to fresh, affordable produce in their own neighborhoods and provide education on how to use fruits and vegetables. 
  • We help eligible families meet their needs at home by providing information on how to apply for SNAP (formerly known as food stamps). 
  • We teach classes in after-school programs and provide healthy meals and snacks as part of the class.  
  • In our courses, we encourage parents to be sure their eligible children participate in food assistance programs such as school lunch and breakfast and summer meals program.  
  • We encourage shelters, food banks and pantries to procure and provide more nutritious food — especially fruits and vegetables — to their clients.

Cooking Matters helps solve the dual problem of food insecurity and obesity. A combination of nutrition education, access to healthier foods, increased physical activity and greater use of effective food assistance programs may be the best solution to both.
 

• We help eligible families meet their needs at home by providing information on how to apply for SNAP (formerly known as food stamps).

 

• We teach classes in after-school programs and provide healthy meals and snacks as part of the class.

 

• In our courses, we encourage parents to be sure their eligible children participate in food assistance programs such as school lunch and breakfast and summer meals program.


• We encourage shelters, food banks and pantries to procure and provide more nutritious food — especially fruits and vegetables — to their clients.

 

   

 Cooking Matters helps solve the dual problem of food insecurity and obesity.

 A combination of nutrition education, access to healthier foods, increased physical

activity and greater use of effective food assistance programs may be the best solution to both.

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