Best practices to empower food bank clients about selecting and cooking with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Education is a large part of outreach and brand recognition at City Fruit.
Once you have established a gleaning program and have fresh vegetables and fruits coming through your food bank doors, it is important to make sure that clients know how to prepare and cook with the produce.
Hopelink has has some some fun and informative fruit and vegetable profiles to share in English, Spanish and Vietnamese!
Teaching low-income community members to preserve seasonally abundant produce
Learn about the East Omak School Garden in Okanogan County.
The Pierce County Gleaning Project found a variety of ways to educate clients on nutrition and to connect with existing community efforts.
Consider establishing a Nutrition Education Committee to facilitate development of nutrition programs
An often overlooked piece of the hunger relief puzzle is educating individuals and families about the importance of making healthy dietary choices.
This season we hosted a garden class at the farm, with an instructor from another organization. That class was for adults, and we also run an education program for kids. That program has two components; the summer program, run in partnership with the local Boys and Girls Club, and field trips.