The Cooking Matters program taught by the YMCA helps families to shop for and cook healthy meals on a budget, as part of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.
Each six week session of classes is taught in partnership with Laurel Highlands High School, in the Home Economics kitchen. The YMCA administers the program at no cost to participants.
The program teaches basic knife skills, cooking techniques, nutrition, and how to feed a family healthy food on a budget. Any adult participant is welcome. Each participant prepares and eats a meal during the class each week and takes home a bag of groceries each week to recreate that meal for their family, providing valuable cooking skills and addressing food insecurity in the community. Each session provides at least 246 nutritious meals in and out of class.
If you are interested in being added to the waitlist for Cooking Matters, call the YMCA at 724.438.2584 and ask for Gina or Jacquelyn.