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Cooking Matters at Care and Share.

Care and Share Food Bank is proud to partner with Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters™ - a national organization working to end hunger and poverty - and bring Cooking Matters to El Paso, Pueblo and Freemont counties. Cooking Matters is helping end childhood hunger by inspiring families to make healthy, affordable food choices. Our programs teach parents and caregivers with limited food budgets to shop for and cook healthy meals. “

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With health and safety in mind during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cooking Matters at Care and Share has suspended in-person classes this summer and fall. We will be holding workshops and classes online, for low income individuals and families in El Paso, Pueblo and Fremont Counties.

If you are an individual who would like to register for classes, please see our calendar and click on the varying date options to see details on topics covered and how to register.

If you are with an organization that would like to host online classes for a group of ten or more, please email

También tenemos clases de español todos los meses, por favor revisa nuestro Calander aquí.

Looking for classes in another county? Please check the state website.

Want to partner with Care and Share to bring Cooking Matters classes to your school or organization? Our Cooking Matters coordinators, along with specialized volunteers, provides hands-on training to low-income individuals at no cost!
We are currently scheduling tentative, in-person course series for the spring. Each series includes six weekly, two-hour sessions with hands on cooking. Classes are available for:
• Adults
• Families with children ages 6 to 12 (yes, we'll teach your kids how to cook!)
• Childcare Professionals
• Parents

If you are ready to make this amazing program available to your clients, please fill out and submit our Partner Organization Interest Form or contact our staff:

  • Jessie Henderson, Cooking Matters Program Manager, 719.418.4300
  • Lindy Webb, Pueblo Cooking Matters Coordinator, 719.418.4304
  • Taylor Hargis, Colorado Springs Cooking Matters Coordinator, 719.528.1247

If you have culinary or nutrition expertise, including enjoying assisting in the kitchen or shopping for groceries, and would like to volunteer please reach out to one of our staff members listed above.


Ranea, Colorado Springs, CO

Before Cooking Matters, Ranea wasn’t eating enough nutritious food. She would skip breakfast, be really tired in class and wouldn’t pay attention.

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