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February 2018 Volunteer Newsletter

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Thank you for Attending!

Urgent Volunteers Needed

Substitutes Needed

Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act

Feeding America/Pampered Chef Partnership

Detroit Public TV Kids Club Live!

Detroit Food 2018!

'Food Literacy for All' University of Michigan Open Course

Welcome Felt Like!

Meeting New Volunteers

Gleaners Programs

Participant Quote of the Month

Volunteer Spotlight: Laura Bonhard

Be on the Lookout for New Site Opportunities!

Welcome New Volunteers




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Cooking Matters Wishes You Happy New Year!

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Cooking Matters Meet-Up: Just Eat It

Urgent Volunteers Needed!

Substitutes Needed! 

2017 Participant Changes

Cooking Matters Participant Transformation!

'Food Literacy for All' University of Michigan Open Course

Gleaners Programs

Participant Quote of the Month

Volunteer Spotlight: Kim Fronrath & John Wolford

Cooking Matters Volunteer, Jane Kersjes Recognized!

Be on the Lookout for New Site Opportunities

Welcome to New Volunteers

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Thank You for a Great 2017!

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Urgent Volunteers Needed!

Substitutes Needed!

Salvation Army Bed & Bread Club

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

Levey's MasterChefs

Healthy Diet, Healthy Planet

Participant Quote of the Month

Volunteer Spotlight: John Miller

Employment Opportunities with Cooking Matters!

Be on the Lookout for New Site Opportunities!

Welcome to New Volunteers


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Cooking Matters Is Thankful for You!

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Open Volunteer Advisory Committee Meeting:  Please Join Us!

Food For Thought Podcast

AmeriCorps Visit D.C.

Generosity Doubled!

Volunteer Spotlight:  Audrey Fotouhi

Employment Opportunities with Gleaners Community Food Bank!

Be on the lookout for new site opportunities!

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Summer Recap

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The Fall Event is Just Around the Corner!

Register for Working With Kids and Teens Training Session

Detroit Teen Starts 'Put Some Respect on My Plate!' Program

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Public Policy Workshop

Open-to-All Cooking Matters Advisory Committee Meeting Coming Up!

Volunteer Spotlight: Nancy Geik

Jobs Available!

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Happy 40th Birthday to Gleaners!

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This month at Cooking Matters Michigan:

Gleaners Community Food Bank Turns 40

Cooking Matters Employment Opportunity Through Americorps!

Congratulations to Allie Lyttle!

The Many Faces of Gleaners Community Food Bank

Twentieth Annual Detroit Tour of Urban Gardens and Farms

Save the Date! Fall Event Planning is Underway!

Volunteer Spotlight: Gail Turner 

Contribute Your Recipe to the Detroit Community Markets Network!


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Summer is Here!

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Summer is our favorite season! Check out what we've been up to in this month's newsletter:

Allie Lyttle, a Cooking Matters culinary instructor, compete's on Food Network's Chopped!

Fair Wages & Fair Prices in Detroit Food featured a panel of Detroit farmers, grocers, and restaurateurs during Detroit Start-Up Week 2017, including some Cooking Matters names!

In the volunteer spotlight Bob Greig shares his pantry secrets for flavor, and a sweet corn salad recipe!

Cooking Matters staff attended the annual Cooking Matters Convening in Colorado and brought back great new ideas.

Keep on the lookout for new places to host Cooking Matters courses!

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Cooking Matters Wants to be Part of Your Summer!

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In this month's newsletter you can find tons of updates from spring!

Thank you for joining us at the Spring Volunteer Appreciation Event! Try our recipe for Moroccan Carrot Salad with Lentils that we made for the event.

My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery is widely used by Cooking Matters participants as a Gleaners program in their communities.

Allie Lyttle shares her recipe for Lavender Pancakes with Fox 2 News.

The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive started on May 11th with a parade of mail trucks to a reception at Gleaners Community Food Bank in Detroit.

In this month's volunteer spotlight, Carolyn Archer shares her recipe for Chocolate Almond Milk and her journey from reading labels at an early age to teaching others how to do so in Cooking Matters classes!

My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery is seeking a nutrition coordinator for a full time position.

Keep an eye out for organizations and sites that would be a good place to host a Cooking Matters class!

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Spring Event & Summer Jobs

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Lots of things happening this spring! Take a peek at more details about:

Volunteer Appreciation Event, May 6th, 10am-1pm

This year the National Association of Letter Carriers celebrates the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive's 25th Anniversary!

The Cooking Matters Team at Gleaners Community Food Bank has been working hard on the new Cooking Matters Michigan website! 

This month, Amy Andrews of FOX 2 News joined Cooking Matters' own Klair Urbin during Double Your Donation Day.

Fuel up to Play 60: The Detroit Lions recently teamed up with local area schools to focus on nutrition and physical activity.  The program teaches students how to stay active and eat right to make the most out of their day.

Volunteer Spotlight:  Zachary Voelkert

Gleaners Community Food Bank is still recruiting for Summer Food Service Program Meal Counters, Coordinators, and Program Monitors! The positions are seasonal full-time and begin June 5th.

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Spring Fun & Summer Jobs

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Click through to read more about our features this month:

The Spring Volunteer Appreciation is coming up quickly!

Marisa Hrbal shares her story of sharing healthy foods with local pantries and pantry-goers. She shares a fresh Grapefruit and Greens salad recipe!

Volunteer Spotlight: Ben Hall and Jason Murphy from Russell Street Deli, sharing their recipe for Carrot Ginger Soup

Gleaners is hiring Summer Food Service Program Meal Counters, Program Monitors, and Coordinators.

Cooking Matters is hiring a Cooking Matters Coordinator, full-time and with Gleaners Community Food Bank.

A Cooking Matters partner, Center for Success, is featured in the local media!

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