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Unique cooking classes give back to the community

All kids need to learn about healthy eating and all kids love to participate in preparing food. Cooking is for all kids, but low-income kids do not often have the opportunity to learn about preparing healthy meals with cooking classes. Sarasota is fortunate to have an organization in the community that provides great cooking classes for children and their families.

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All Faiths Food Bank in Sarasota offers low-income children an opportunity to learn healthy food preparation with its hands-on cooking classes for kids, teens, teen parents, and low-income families. The Cooking Matters classes are offered weekly for six weeks. Cooking skills, good choices for nutritious meals, and budgeting tips for purchasing healthy ingredients for meal preparation are all part of the classes. Kid-friendly kitchen equipment and volunteers who serve as chef instructors make these classes fun and informative.

All Faiths Food Bank welcomes volunteers to help with the Cooking Matters classes. Volunteers are needed to assist children in the classes. There is also an opportunity for volunteers to serve as chef instructors and as nutrition instructors. If you like to teach and cook, these volunteer opportunities are for you. All Faiths Food Bank provides the curriculum for both chef instructors and nutrition instructors.

All Faiths Food Bank is located at 8171 Blaikie Circle in Sarasota. Information about the Cooking Matters classes may be obtained by calling 941-379-6333. Volunteers that would like to serve as chef instructors or nutrition instructors for the children may contact by email at

This unique cooking class for kids is a great way to give back to the community as a volunteer, and low-income children receive the benefit of learning cooking skills and learning to make healthy eating choices.

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