Archive | January, 2011

Volunteer Orientation this Thursday, Feb. 3rd!

31 Jan

If you are interested in learning more about Cooking Matters and would like to attend the orientation, please contact Sarah Lewis at or (402) 930-4069.

 When:           Thursday, February 3rd


 Where:            The Visiting Nurse Association

                               12565 West Center Road, Suite 100

 RSVP Date:      Wednesday, February 2nd 

 We will be discussing volunteer roles and responsibilities, along with the mission of Share Our Strength and Cooking Matters.  A tasty snack and beverage will be provided, something low-cost and healthy! We hope to see you there!


Martin Luther King Day

17 Jan

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we would like to thank all of the amazing work you do in the community to end hunger here in Omaha.  Service to one another and the community is one of the most important virtues of life, and no matter how you choose to serve know you are making a significant difference. Every little bit helps. You don’t have to change the world, but just do something to improve the world around you.

Cooking Matters for Kids- Girls Inc.

6 Jan

We just wrapped up a kids cooking series with a group of young ladies at Girls Inc., and it was a great success! Stephanique, age 10, shared a quote with us about her experience with Cooking Matters and the most important message she took away with her from the class. “My favorite part of this cooking class is how to look at the labels on foods and drinks.” 

To view more photos from the class or to learn more about the wonderful work of the organizations, please visit the Girls Inc. facebook profile!/pages/Girls-Inc-of-Omaha/155219587405

New Year, New Volunteers!

4 Jan

With the New Year we have also had the pleasure of adding a few new volunteers to our program! Please welcome the following individuals to the Cooking Matters Volunteer team!

Mindy Major- Chef Instructor  

Debra Johnson- Chef Instructor

Mary Green- Class Assistant

Edward Adams- Class Assistant

Steve Hasawaga- Class Assistant/Chef Instructor

We are very excited to have them join the program, and please wish them luck as these each set out on their first classes next week!

Also, long time Cooking Matters volunteer Katie Stern will be joining us as a Class Coordinator on a part-time basis, so you will definitely be getting to know her better as she attends the classes. Please wish her the best of luck as well!

Happy New Year everyone- we wish you a very healthy and happy year!