Cooking Matters Colorado

More than 16 million children are at risk of hunger in America. In Colorado, 1 in 5 children are at risk for hunger and malnutrition.

Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters is a groundbreaking nutrition education program that helps families help themselves by teaching them how to prepare healthy low-cost meals.

Professional chefs and nutritionists volunteer their time and expertise to lead hands-on courses that instruct adults, teens, and kids living in low-income families, how to get the most nutrition out of a limited budget. Check out this video to see a glimpse into our courses:

In 2012, Cooking Matters Colorado coordinated 345 courses resulting in 4,136 course graduates. In addition to our courses we reached 1,426 pantry participants and 9,694 participants through various community outreach events.

Cooking Matters Colorado celebrates its 19th anniversary this summer. From 1994 through 2012 we have taught a cumulative 1,360 courses reaching 17,210 families through our hands-on, volunteer led courses. With an additional 29,856 families reached through other educational and community outreach projects (5,006 through our Pantry Project, 699 through Shopping Matters, and 24,141 Community Education – Youth Famers Markets, 101′s, and Produce and Health Fairs).

2011 Annual Report


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