Nu Program + Nu Opportunities = Nu-trition
On June 25, ACT in Faith launched a pilot program designed to provide clients with opportunites to learn ways to utilize the ingredients that are readily available to them to prepare healthier meals. Under the guidance of Chef Joe McAllister, volunteers will participate in a monthly "food prep" session. During the session Chef Joe will teach them a variety of food preparation techniques and culinary skills as they prepare 50-100 meals. The meals are then vacuum sealed and frozen for distribution via ACT in Faith Community Cupboard.
"While healthier prepared meals, using ingredients that are accessible to people who often utilize a local food cupboard is the primary focus almost equally important is the opportunities that are being created.", explained Board President, Denise Antonelli. "Many of our clients want to get involved and give back and other people want to donate their time to help further our mission. Neighbors Feeding Neighbors will provide a wonderful avenue for people to get involved with ACT in Faith, learn new recipes and kitchen skills AND build relationships with other members of the community."
The Neighbors Feeding Neighbors pilot has been made possible by funding from the Genuardi Family Foundation.