Results tagged “AmeriCorps” from No Kid Hungry blog
The Extreme Makeover Challenge
Apr 3, 2012: A Cooking Matters class in Minneapolis has started integrating an “Extreme Food Makeover Challenge” into their teen cooking classes. Read about how it works!
Un-teaching the Double Cheeseburger
Mar 26, 2012: Though they swear that their favorite snack is a fast food double cheeseburger, the kids in my Cooking Matters class made (and zealously gobbled down) whole wheat carrot pancakes with homemade peach compote, licked their plates clean after veggie tacos, and asked for seconds, even thirds of kale smoothies! These kids came to class itching with enthusiasm to be in the kitchen.
One Part Flour and Two Parts Fun
Feb 24, 2012: The group of pint-sized chefs were beaming as they crowded around the table passing around a large mixing bowl and measuring out the flour for the dough we were preparing. It was week four at the Gosling Road Recreation Center in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and I was so thrilled to teach the kids how to make a healthy snack. We were making two dozen soft pretzels. Quite a tall order for such small chefs!
Recipe for Cooking Matters’ Success: Dedicated Volunteers
Jan 3, 2012: Roxie Joyce is a new volunteer with the Cooking Matters program in Ontario, Oregon and just finished instructing her first course this fall, which was for teens. She’s a committed and vibrant individual whose love of cooking and of youth is really apparent during her classes. Her dedication and the dedication of volunteers like her, is what makes the Cooking Matters program possible.
Who Benefits From AmeriCorps?
Aug 25, 2011: A few weeks ago, here at the New Hampshire Food Bank, I was told I was going to be on camera with the First Lady of New Hampshire and was going to be asked a few questions about AmeriCorps. I instantly got nervous.
Cooking Matters AmeriCorps kick off National AmeriCorps week in Detroit
May 20, 2011: Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters is host to an incredibly talented, caring and committed group of 22 full and part-time AmeriCorps National Direct members. These AmeriCorps members serve for 9-12 months with Cooking Matters Lead Partner organizations across the country to help expand the reach of our Cooking Matters programming and to ensure a positive classroom experience for both our participants and volunteers.
A balanced diet is an OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE in each hand.
May 6, 2011: Over the past 7 months as an AmeriCorps volunteer with Cooking Matters Los Angeles, I have become smitten with quite a few Cooking Matters recipes and have even gone so far as to make them at home and text pictures of my handiwork to our program coordinator, Catherine Luu*. Tortilla Lasagna, Mini Pizzas, Mango Salsa with Homemade Tortilla Chips—to name a few. However, there is one recipe in particular that will always bring back vivid memories from various classes: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Volunteering with Cooking Matters
Mar 21, 2011: The best part about being involved in the Cooking Matters program is to have the opportunity to actually see the difference that is being made in the lives of our participants.
Cooking Matters: A look from inside
Dec 17, 2010: Cooking Matters' AmeriCorps member James Hartrick shares what he has learned working with the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan.
From the Frontline: What I've Learned after a Year with Operation Frontline in Colorado
Sep 7, 2010: An AmeriCorps with Operation Frontline in Colorado shares what she has learned after a year working with the program.
From the Frontline: A Report from Seattle
Aug 31, 2010: Emily Gordon, an AmeriCorps with Operation Frontline in Seattle, provides and update on her work with cooking and nutrition classes.
Cooking Tips and Recipes Inspired by an Operation Frontline Class
Aug 17, 2010: An AmeriCorps with Operation Frontline in Massachusetts shares cooking tips and recipes that he learned through our courses and is now applying at home.
South Boston Grows a Garden
Aug 5, 2010: Tony Dellovo, a full-time AmeriCorps with Share Our Strength's Operation Frontline in Massachusetts, shares his experience working in an community garden in South Boston.
Frugal Fridays: Matt's Recipe Remix
May 14, 2010: As AmeriCorps members we learn to live on a limited budget. Sometimes, we face challenges similar to those of our class participants: creating meals that are both tasty and nutritious on a limited budget.
From the Frontline: Marsha's Story
May 13, 2010: Girls from Marsha’s Girl Scout troop in our Side By Side class with Chef VinceAs part of AmeriCorps Week, May 8-15, Share Our Strength is highlighting stories from our AmeriCorps National Direct program members, volunteers who are integral to...
Operation Frontline Celebrates AmeriCorps Week
May 10, 2010: Today through Saturday, May 15 marks the fourth annual AmeriCorps Week, a time when AmeriCorps members, alums and programs shine a spotlight on the national service movement to promote volunteerism. Share Our Strength is proud to participate in the 2010...
From the Frontline: A Tale of Kale
Feb 15, 2010: The spirit of service has been exemplified recently by the outpouring of support for relief efforts in Haiti, and by AmeriCorps members around the nation during the National Day of Service this past Martin Luther King Day. As an Operation...
Feb 10, 2010: Photo of Operation Frontline participants, Martin and Karina Barrera, at Trinity Church in Hollywood, December 2009...
A Beacon of Light for the Blind
Jan 13, 2010: “Can you guys smell and hear the sizzle? If it’s sizzling, that means that the vegetables still need to cook.” Chef Mitch was describing the cooking process to a room full of Operation Frontline participants. But this was no ordinary...