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2nd Harvest Foodbank Kitchen

Cooking skills contribute to food security

To help families who access food banks become healthier and more self-sufficient, Second Harvest staff believe fighting hunger is about more than handing out food donations.  It’s also about nutrition and food security.

Second Harvest opened “The Kitchen” on Sept. 22 to “bridge the gap between hunger and health.”

“Folks often receive food, but their health outcomes remain poor.  There is a high incidence of diet-related illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular and heart disease, and cancer,” said Drew Meuer, director of the new kitchen program.

He and Jandyl Doak, community impact coordinator, who brings 40 years experience in the restaurant business, are offering classes in one room of the 1,700-square-foot kitchen and producing prepared meals in the other room..... . . . More

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