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2131 Beaufait Street
Detroit, MI, 48207
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(313) 923-3535 ext. 202

Events and Training

Events and Training


Thank You for Attending the Open Meeting of the Cooking Matters Volunteer Advisory Committee

The Cooking Matters Michigan Volunteer Advisory Committee at Gleaners Community Food Bank draws on volunteer experience and expertise to strengthen Cooking Matters in Southeast Michigan, and develop best practices for a strong and sustainable volunteer program.

On Monday, November 13th, the committee reviewed 2017 progress, welcoming new committee members, graduating committee members as alumni, and THANKING ALL INVOLVED!  

Thank you for joining us, and for ALL you do for Cooking Matters and Gleaners Community Food Bank!


New Volunteer Orientation and Training

Before all new volunteers can get started, they must attend orientation and training.  Upcoming training dates include: 

Saturday, January 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Friday, January 19, 2017, 10:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

These sessions will be held at Gleaners Community Food Bank:  2131 Beaufait, Detroit, MI 48207. 

Please email Carolyn Sagi if you wish to attend New Volunteer Training and Orientation.


Online Training Resources

Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters Program offers additional training resources online.
Click the topics below to view additional resources and instruction.


Instructor Techniques

Start with a Strong Knowledge Base
Share Information Effectively
Use Your Resources
Learn from Experts
Manage the Classroom
Be Safe and Prepared

Learner-Centered Classroom

Learner-Centered Classes
Work with Adult Learners
About Facilitated Dialogue
Use Facilitated Dialogue

Connect with Your Audience

Connect Across Cultures
Understand Food Security
Understand Poverty

Video Resources

Share Our Strength Videos
Learn from Experts
Cooking Matters at the Store Tour
Learner Centered Courses
Saving Strategies
Cooking Together
Setting the Tone
Tips for Teaching:  Discussing Whole Grains
Tips for Teaching:  How to Cut a Whole Chicken

Please contact Carolyn Sagi with any questions regarding Cooking Matters events or training.