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March 2018 Volunteer Newsletter

Cooking Matters

Spring Classes and Summer Job Opportunities from Cooking Matters
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Thank You for All Your Help this Winter and Spring!


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Thank you for ALL your help this year!!  January classes are finishing up, and we're getting ready for a new season.

Spring is shaping up to be very busy for Cooking Matters!  Thank you to SO MANY of you who are working to help with Spring classes!!

If you haven't been able to help with class yet this year, we're looking forward to seeing you again when you find a class that fits your schedule.

Thank you for all you do for Cooking Matters, and our community!

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Cooking Matters Meet-Up!

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This year, Cooking Matters will be offering opportunities for Volunteers to come together outside the Cooking Matters Classroom in Meet-Ups.  Our next Meet-Up is scheduled for later this month.  We hope you'll join us at a free livestreamed lecture of the University of Michigan Food Literacy for All course:

Food Literacy for All
Livestreamed Lecture
LaDonna Redmond
March 27, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
University of Michigan,
Detroit Center
3663 Woodward Avenue, #150
Detroit, MI  48201

This University of Michigan open course is offered in partnership with the Detroit Food Policy Council.  Reach out to Carolyn Sagi with any questions at all, csagi@gcfb.org, 313-308-0585 (o), 313-580-9822 (c).

Free street parking is available on Parsons, while available.  Paid parking is also available in the structure off Parsons.  Please enter the door adjacent the parking structure on Parsons.


Urgent Volunteers Needed!


Please consider sharing your time with Cooking Matters in the following class:

Cooking Matters for Kids
04/24/2018 - 05/29/2018
Tuesdays
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Academy of Warren
13943 East Eight Mile Rd.
Warren, MI  48089
Culinary Instructor, Nutrition Instructor, and Class Assistant

Contact Carolyn with questions, or to sign up for class:  313-308-0585 (o), 313-580-9822 (c), or csagi@gcfb.org


Substitutes Needed!

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Even if you haven't got time for a whole class series, please check in with the Cooking Matters Michigan BLOG to view our "One-Time Volunteers Needed" page with substitute volunteer opportunities.


This list changes often!  If no one-time volunteer opportunities fit your schedule, check again soon! 

Contact Carolyn with questions, or to sign up for class:  313-308-0585 (o), 313-580-9822 (c), or csagi@gcfb.org


Food Access at Eastern Market Corporation


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Cooking Matters is but one part of Detroit’s nutrition education ecosystem.  Our neighbor, the Eastern Market Corporation (EMC) provides additional nutrition education opportunities.  In addition to its beloved Saturday markets, EMC has a number of programs geared towards promoting greater access to fresh produce in Detroit. 


We spoke with Nicole Hellar, who oversees EMC’s Food Access programs, to learn more. 


What does ‘food access’ mean to you? 


EMC’s definition encompasses transportation, education, and behavioral change. Nutrition education is a crucial component. Their programs begin with teaching people why produce matters, and then provide the means to acquire fruit and vegetables and turn them into nourishing meals. 


Could you please describe the current Food Access programs? 


We have four broad programs: Farmstands, Tasting Stations, Grow Eastern Market, and the Food & Health Fellowship. 


The Farmstand program brings pop-up markets to sites around the tri-county area, promoting food access and nutrition education. You can find Farmstands at sites like Detroit’s community markets, hospitals, and corporate sponsors. Visitors get access to fresh food and recipes, and can watch cooking demos and hear talks on nutrition at the Detroit Community Market Farmstands.


Tasting Stations work to get fresh produce front and center at local grocery stores. EMC Fellows work with independent grocersto boost produce consumption through displays, tastings, and recipe cards. They can also connect grocers with EMC’s wholesale market, providing additional avenues to get fresh food on store shelves. 


You may have noticed various Food Assistance options at EMC’s Saturday market, and Food & Health Fellows are behind those as well. Patrons can visit the welcome booth in Shed 5 and get Double Up Food Bucks tokens, or learn about WIC or Senior Project FRESH, which provide vouchers for Michigan-grown produce during the growing months. 


Finally, EMC's Grow Eastern Market program acts as a hub for grocers and restaurants to purchase produce from small and emerging farms. Grow Eastern Market aggregates produce to provide sufficient quantities and variety for Detroit's farm-to-table restaurants.


From staffing the welcome booth, to conducting tastings, to purchasing wholesale produce for the Farmstands, Food & Health Fellows are crucial to implementing these programs. 


Are there additional food access programs on the horizon? 


EMC works with a local health system to implement the Fresh Prescription program, which provides "prescriptions" redeemable for $10 of Michigan-grown produce at partnering markets. EMC intends to expand its Fresh Prescription sites to provide more locations for patients to “fill” their prescriptions. 


They are also exploring the idea of a food box delivery system, with vegetables from Keep Growing Detroit and fruit from EMC. 


These all sound like great programs! Is there a way for our volunteers to get involved? 


EMC always has volunteers lining up to help. However, volunteers are encouraged to check out the Detroit Community Market network! It comprises about 15 weekly markets, and they always need help with setup, EBT info, and Double Up Food Bucks. You can reach out to Chris Broadbent at info@detroitmarkets.org to get involved.


Okay, now tell me about the EMC Food & Health Fellowship. 


EMC brought on 25 fellows last year, and is currently accepting applications for the 2018 cohort. Get an application here! Fellows work about 30 hours a week for 18 weeks from June – October. 


Fellows will be hired in two waves, so students, don’t let fall classes prevent you from applying! The fellowship can be very flexible for those with outside obligations. 


Fellows coordinate all of the Food Access programs mentioned above, and have additional opportunities to grow based on their interests. EMC tries to match fellows’ unique backgrounds and strengths to particular projects or goals. Past partners helped close out the weekly books, worked with EMC’s marketing team, partnered with youth programs, and took charge of the Food Access newsletter. The program is flexible, and fellows can expect to get out what they put in. 


What connections do Fellows make within the food justice community and regional food system? 


Fellows participate in a training passport program requiring them to complete a number of food-justice related activities.  For example, Fellows may spend time volunteering at a local garden or food pantry, or riding a DDOT bus to a farmers’ market. The goal is to get Fellows thinking about and immediately immersed in Detroit’s food justice landscape. 


Where do people typically go after their time as a Fellow? 


Fellows complete a networking and resume workshop in August so they are ready for their next move. EMC forwards job opportunities to current and past fellows. 


After EMC, fellows go on to diverse positions with organizations like Forgotten Harvest, the City of Detroit, food co-ops, the Peace Corps, and Food Corps.


EMC is currently accepting applications for Food & Health Fellows.  Please see the Employment Opportunities section of this email for additional details!



Detroit Public TV Kids Club Live!

Gleaners Community Food Bank partners with Detroit Public TV and Kroger in June to provide Kids Club Live at the Royal Oak Farmers Market.  

Tuesday, June 19 & Wednesday, June 20.

This family friendly event will feature favorite Kids Club characters in a live show.  After each show, families will visit fun tables to learn about healthy kid care, and play games.

Cooking Matters would like to provide a table on healthy eating for young families.  To do this, we will need the help of volunteers.  Cooking Matters will provide all the materials, and volunteers will visit with families to talk about healthy recipes, tips, and to play games.  Shift times on each day include:

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Shifts follow each show, and we will recruit a Nutrition Instructor, Culinary Instructor, and Classroom Assistant for each shift.

Please contact Carolyn with questions, or to sign up for a shift:  313-308-0585 (o), 313-580-9822 (c), or csagi@gcfb.org.


'Food Literacy for All' University of Michigan Open Course

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This semester, The University of Michigan, in partnership with the Detroit Food Policy Council, is offering Food Literacy for All, an introduction to food system issues.

Every week, from Jan-Apr 2018, guest speakers will address the diverse challenges and opportunities of both domestic and global food systems.  Class is held:

Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Angell Hall, Aud B

Community members are welcome to attend class, but are asked to register online up to one week prior.  If you are not able to attend, each class session will be recorded and posted on YouTube, and the Food Literacy for All Website.

Two upcoming sessions will be livestreamed at the University of Michigan Detroit Center:

Mar. 6 - Fernando Funes Monzote
Mar. 27 - LaDonna Redmond

Watch at home, or with other interested community members.

LaDonna Redmond's lecture will be the next 2018 Cooking Matters Meet-Up!

Join Cooking Matters Volunteers and Staff at the 

Food Literacy for All Lecture
LaDonna Redmond
March 27, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
University of Michigan, 
Detroit Center
3663 Woodward Avenue, #150
Detroit, MI  48201

Reach out to Carolyn Sagi with any questions, csagi@gcfb.org, 313-308-0585 (o), 313-580-9822 (c).


Gleaners Programs

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Cooking Matters of Southeast Michigan is proud to be one of many amazing programs offered by Gleaners Community Food Bank.

If you have extra time, these excellent programs would love to have your help.


My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery (MNMG) 

MNMG is a weekly pop-up market that provides families and individuals who have low access to affordable, healthy foods with a new and innovative shopping option within their communities. MNMG addresses both economic access as well as physical access to food and helps to reduce food insecurity by extending the shopper’s purchasing power. 

Volunteers are needed to greet and assist shoppers, assemble orders on truck, check and bag orders for customers, and assist with market set-up and tear-down. Volunteers must be age 18 or older. Click here, and reach out to Julie Ptasznik at jptasznik@gcfb.org for more information.


Mercado Client-Choice Food Hub at the FREC

Gleaners Community Food Bank provides a food pantry for our hungry neighbors at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC).  At the Mercado Client Choice Food Hub at the FREC, customers choose groceries from a wide variety of perishable and nonperishable items. 


Volunteer activities at the FREC Mercado Food Hub Client Choice Pantry include: helping clients shop, loading food into vehicles, stocking pantry shelves, and cleaning.

   

Click here for a description of Mercado Client Choice Food Hub at the FREC volunteer opportunities.



Henry's Groceries for Health


Gleaners Community Food Bank has partnered with Henry Ford Health System to offer groceries to patients struggling with food insecurity.  We're hoping to measurably improve these patients' health.


As one component of this program, we deliver groceries to homebound patients participating with the study.  Volunteers ride in a van with a Gleaners staff member to assist in delivering boxes of food directly to patients' homes.  Opportunities are organized in 3.5 hour shifts, and depart from the Gleaners Detroit warehouse on Beaufait:


Mondays

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tuesdays

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wednesdays

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Recurring volunteers welcome and encouraged.


Please click here to schedule a shift.


This link requests Volunteers fill out a background check form.  Please make a note that you are a Cooking Matters Volunteer.  The Volunteer Coordinator for Henry's Groceries will coordinate with Carolyn Sagi to use your Cooking Matters approval.


Participant Quote of the Month


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(My favorite part of Cooking Matters was) 


"When we learned to eat the rainbow."


-Cooking Matters for Kids Participant



Volunteer Spotlight: Colin Anderson


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Culinary Instructor Colin Anderson


Tell us a little about yourself. 

Colin is an engineer with Ford, working as part of the Product Design Team.  Colin is 24 and grew up outside of Cleveland, OH. Everyone was always cooking in his house. 


At 14, Colin started working in kitchens as a dishwasher. Eventually, he moved to Columbus, OH, and paid his way through college by cooking. Colin no longer works in a kitchen on a day-to-day basis, but professional cooking was a big part of his life in high school and college. 



What led you to the Cooking Matters program? 

Colin’s first experience at Gleaners was a one-time volunteering event in the Gleaners Warehouse. While sorting canned goods, a staff member casually mentioned Cooking Matters. Colin’s response was, 


“That sounds great!” 


It seemed like a good fit for his culinary background. 



What is your favorite part of volunteering with Cooking Matters? 

Colin really appreciates the opportunity to volunteer with Cooking Matters.  He finds classes very rewarding, and informative.  He loves that he is always learning something, whether it's about Detroit, food safety, or scarcity.


Colin's very favorite part is the team cookoff in Week 6 of Cooking Matters for Teens. “It’s fun to see them take charge at the end of six weeks, and remake recipes that they’re already eating that they have learned to make in a healthy way.” 



Do you have a favorite moment from a Cooking Matters class that you would like to share? 

Colin enjoyed the opportunity to work with a large and enthusiastic group of children in a Cooking Matters for Kids class.  Colin marveled at the enthusiasm they had for the program, and the different dynamic of working with many kids at once. “When they got excited about something, they were excited!” 


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What ingredients will we always find in your kitchen? 

Chicken stock is a staple in Colin's kitchen.  He likes that you can use it in anything: sauces, in place of water to give extra flavor, etc. Colin also loves to keep fresh spinach on hand.  He enjoys being able to add it to just about anything for a boost of flavor and iron. 



What do you like to do in your spare time? 

Colin’s background in science led him to volunteer with the Michigan Science Center's Spark!Lab.  This “free range” space encourages kids to be creative with science. He believes educational resources like science centers are a cornerstone of the community. 


Colin also volunteers at the Detroit Zoo. He says that he doesn’t know as much about animals as he would like, so he really enjoys that the opportunity is an educational experience. He is currently learning about kangaroos. The kangaroo habitat is open to visitors, and he will be there to offer additional information to visitors, and make sure everyone stays safe. 


Beyond volunteering, Colin likes to bowl. He recently joined a bowling league, and reports he’s not very good yet. That doesn’t discourage him, though! 


“If I want to be a 60-year-old man leaving to go to his bowling league, I have to start now.” 




Employment Opportunity with Gleaners Community Food Bank

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Garden Coordinator
Gleaners Community Food Bank has an opening for a Garden Coordinator.  This seasonal position is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Victory Garden located in Livingston County.  This position is scheduled 30-40 hours per week during the garden season (approximately April to November).  

Please visit the Careers page of the Gleaners Community Food Bank website for additional information.

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Krista Cierpial at kcierpial@gcfb.org.


Employment Opportunity with Eastern Market Corporation

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Food & Health Fellow
Eastern Market Corporation (EMC) is currently accepting applications for Food & Health Fellows.  Food & Health Fellows support EMC Food Access programs.  Specifically:
  • Eastern Market Farm Stands
  • Eastern Market Tasting Stations
  • Food Assistance Programs
The Food & Health Fellowship is a seasonal opportunity, from May-October.  It is a part-time position, requiring a 25-35 hour per week commitment.  EMC expects to build an 18 to 20 person team who will learn from and engage with a variety of experts and organizations working with EMC to build a more inclusive, resilient, and robust regional food system.

Please visit the employment page of the EMC website to view the full job description (link will be posted Monday, March 19, 2018).  For more information, interested candidates may also reach out to Nicole Hellar at nhellar@easternmarket.org.


Employment Opportunity with Russell Street Deli

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Wholesale Soup Assistant
Russell Street Deli's Wholesale Soup division is seeking a part time employee to assist in the preparation and packing of soup for distribution.  The position is approximately 20 hours per week, and is located in the Eastern Market.

For more information, interested candidates should reach out to Jason Murphy, at jasonmurphy@russellstreetdeli.com.


Volunteer Opportunity Salvation Army - Warren Corps

The Salvation Army - Warren Corps is seeking volunteer experienced in food preparation to:

  • Help prepare meals on Saturday and Sunday evenings; moving toward managing meal preparation during the two meals.
  • Provide periodic meal preparation support in the event of a local emergency.  

For additional information, contact Captain Shields, 248-565-5113. 


Be on the lookout for new site opportunities!

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Do you know an organization that would like to host a Cooking Matters Series?


We are currently seeking suggestions for new Cooking Matters Host Agencies. Potential sites should serve low income populations and be able to recruit 15-18 participants who can commit to a six week series. Please contact Rebecca with any ideas: (313) 923-3535 x 202 or rblauw@gcfb.org.


Welcome!

 

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of the new volunteers who recently began their first Cooking Matters class:

  • Alison F.
  • Angela E.
  • Millicent S.
  • Miranda H.
  • Vanessa S.


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Have you recently been featured in the media?  Do you have an accomplishment, event, or opportunity that you would like to share with our readers?  Let us know so that we can include it in the next newsletter!

 

Volunteers Needed


Cooking Matters for Adults

03/13/2018 -04/17/2018

Tuesdays

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Northwest Activities Center

18100 Meyers

Detroit, MI 48235

Culinary Instructor and

Nutrition Instructor


Cooking Matters for Parents 

03/14/2018-04/25/2018

Wednesdays

*Skip 4/4/2018* 

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Lincoln Park Head Start

3320 Electric Avenue

Lincoln Park, MI 48146

Culinary Instructor and

Nutrition Instructor


Cooking Matters for Kids

03/21/2018-05/02/2018

Wednesdays

*Skip 4/4/2018* 

2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Ferndale Upper Elementary

School

24220 Rosewood

Oak Park, MI 48237

Culinary Instructor


Cooking Matters for Adults

03/26/2018-04/30/2018

Mondays

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Coogan Terrace

3501 Oakwood Blvd.

Melvindale, MI 48122

Nutrition Instructor and

Class Assistant


Cooking Matters for Kids

03/26/2018-05/07/2018

Wednesdays

*Skip 4/2/2018*

3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

University Prep Science and

Math Middle School 

5100 John R. St.

Detroit, MI 48202

Culinary Instructor and

Nutrition Instructor


Cooking Matters for Adults

03/27/2018-05/01/2018

Tuesdays

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Dearborn Heights Coop

16600 W. Outer Drive

Dearborn Heights MI 48127

Culinary Instructor


Cooking Matters for Adults

03/28/2018-05/02/2018

Wednesdays

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Jefferson House

8311 East Jefferson Ave.

Detroit MI 48214

Nutrition Instructor


Cooking Matters for Adults

03/29/2018-05/03/2018

Thursdays

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Park Place of Harper Woods

19460 Park Drive

Harper Woods, MI 48225

Culinary Instructor and

Nutrition Instructor


Cooking Matters for Adults

03/29/2018-05/03/2018

Thursdays

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Theresa Maxis Apartments

16800 Wyoming St.

Detroit, MI 48221

Culinary Instructor and

Nutrition Instructor


Cooking Matters for Adults

03/29/2018-05/10/2018

Thursdays

*Female volunteers only* 

*Skip 4/5/2018* 

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sisterhood Fitness

9405 Joseph Campau

Hamtramck, MI 48212 

Nutrition Instructor

*Arabic or Bangla speaking

volunteers a plus*


Cooking Matters for Adults

04/05/2018-05/10/2018

Thursdays

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

St. Luke African Methodist

Episcopal Church

17805 Oakdale St.

Roseville, MI 48066

Culinary Instructor and

Nutrition Instructor


Cooking Matters for Families 

04/10/2018-05/15/2018

Tuesdays

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Hazel Park District Library

123 E. Nine Mile

Hazel Park, MI 48331

Classroom Assistant


Cooking Matters for Parents 

04/11/2018-05/16/2018

Wednesdays

9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Matrix Head Start

Plymouth Center

4600 Russell

Detroit, MI 48207

Nutrition Instructor


Cooking Matters for Kids

04/12/2018-05/17/2018

Thursday

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Southwest Detroit

Community School

4001 29th Street

Detroit, MI 48210

Culinary Instructor


Cooking Matters for Families 

04/13/2018-05/18/2018

Fridays

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Detroit Leadership Academy

13550 Virgil St.

Detroit, MI 48223

Nutrition Instructor


Cooking Matters for Adults

EXTRA for Diabetes

04/17/2018-05/22/2018

Tuesdays

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Jewish Family Services

6555 W. Maple Rd West

Bloomfield, MI 48322

Culinary Instructor


Cooking Matters for Kids

04/24/2018-05/29/2018

Tuesdays

3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Academy of Warren

13943 East Eight Mile Rd.

Warren, MI 48089

Culinary Instructor, Nutrition

Instructor, and Class

Assistant


Cooking Matters for Adults

04/26/2018-05/31/2018

Thursdays

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Royal Oak First United

Methodist Church

320 W. 7th Street

Royal Oak, MI 48067

Culinary Instructor and

Nutrition Instructor


Cooking Matters for Adults

EXTRA for Diabetes

05/03/2018-06/07/2018

Thursdays

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Western Wayne Family

Health Centers Inkster

2700 Hamlin Dr,

Inkster, MI 48141 

Culinary Instructor


Cooking Matters for Adults

05/09/2018-06/13/2018

Wednesdays

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Jefferson Branch of the

Detroit Public Library

12350 E. Outer Drive

Detroit, MI 48224

Nutrition Instructor


Cooking Matters for Adults 06/04/2018-07/09/2018

Mondays

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Northwest Activities Center

18100 Meyers

Detroit, MI 48235

Culinary Instructor, Nutrition

Instructor, and Class 

Assistant


Cooking Matters for Adults

06/19/2018-07/24/2018 

Tuesdays

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Tabernacle Missionary

Baptist Church

2080 W Grand Blvd.

Detroit, MI 48208

Culinary Instructor, Nutrition

Instructor, and Class

Assistant


Cooking Matters for Adults

06/19/2018-07/24/2018

Tuesdays

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

St. Patrick Senior Center

58 Parsons St.

Detroit, MI 48201

Culinary Instructor and

Nutrition Instructor


Cooking Matters for Kids

06/20/2018-08/01/2018 Wednesdays

*Skip 7/4/2018*

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Clinton-Macomb Public

Library South Branch

35679 South Gratiot

Clinton Twp., MI 48035

Culinary Instructor


Cooking Matters for Parents

06/21/2018-07/26/2018

Thursday

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Great Start Collaborative of

Monroe

1101 S. Raisinville Rd.

Monroe, MI 48161

Culinary Instructor, Nutrition

Instructor, and Class

Assistant


Cooking Matters for Kids 06/22/2018-07/27/2018

Fridays

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Warren Civic Center Library

One City Square Suite 100

Warren, MI 48093

Nutrition Instructor and

Class Assistant


Cooking Matters for Adults 07/11/2018-08/15/2018

Wednesdays

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Central Baptist Church

15170 Archdale St.

Detroit, MI 48227

Culinary Instructor and

Nutrition Instructor


Cooking Matters for Adults

09/11/2018-10/16/2018

Tuesdays

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Northwest Activities Center

18100 Meyers

Detroit, MI 48235

Culinary Instructor, Nutrition

Instructor, and Class

Assistant


For a list of all of our volunteer opportunities, click here.



This material was partially funded by the State of Michigan with federal funds from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by way of the Michigan Nutrition Network at the Michigan Fitness Foundation. This work is supported in part by the Michigan Department of Human Services, under contract number ADMIN-10-99011. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Michigan Fitness Foundation or the Michigan Department of Human Services. In accordance with Federal law and USDA policy, these institutions are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720- 6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more contact the toll free Michigan Food Assistance Program Hotline at (855) ASK-MICH.
Tel: (313) 923-3535, ext. 257
Cell: (313) 580-9822
Email: csagi@gcfb.org