Since Cooking Matters partnered with Gleaners in 1995, the program has continued to expand. In order to keep up with the demand for Cooking Matters, it became necessary to create satellites: offices throughout Michigan that coordinate classes within their communities. With the help of our dedicated CM staff (cough, cough--Sarah Mills) and our satellite partners, our capacity for outreach has grown like wildfire over the past two years.
Here is an overview of who our satellites are and how much they have accomplished:
- 16 classes completed
- 164 graduates
- 7 classes completed
- 63 graduates
3. Michigan Nutrition Network Partners
- Includes: Greater Lansing Islamic Center; Cristo Rey Community Center; Van Buren Intermediate School District; Golightly Career and Technical Center
- 12 classes completed
- 141 total graduates
- Includes 12 districts that, together, extend Cooking Mattersprogramming throughout the entire state!
- 54 classes completed
- 540 total graduates
- 50 classes completed
- 504 total graduates
Together, Cooking Matters Satellites throughout the state have completed over 139 classes and graduated over 1400 participants!