Share your healthy, affordable, home-cooked recipes!

Become a Cooking Matters Champion! Calling all cooks, from home to restaurant, to help raise money and spread awareness through your own healthy, affordable recipes.

Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters is a national program dedicated to helping families with limited resources by teaching them how to prepare healthy and affordable meals at home. With your support, we can purchase healthy affordable ingredients for our cooking classes and gift cards for our Shopping Matters tours.

Here is what you have to do:

  1. Click “Be a Champion” and set up your Champion page. Set a fundraising goal and start cooking!
  2. Make one healthy, affordable home-cooked meal every week in October (4 total). Write down the recipe and take a picture of your final dish! (See an example at bottom of update page: Fall Vegetable Salad)
  3. Tell everyone you know about it!  Post a photo of your meal in your Updates.  Include a description of what makes your dish healthy, affordable and enjoyable! (See an example at bottom of update page: Fall Vegetable Salad)

Here is what we promise to do with the money we raise:

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Nutrition Educators will team up with Volunteer Culinary Instructors to offer effective hands-on courses for groups of kids, teens, adults and families in CCE’s new teaching kitchen and various community locations.  Course participants will prepare and share a meal together, and then take home the ingredients to try the recipe at home.

Nutrition Educators and Volunteers will lead Shopping Matters grocery store tours, which teach families how to shop for healthy foods on a limited budget.  At the end of every tour participants use what they’ve learned to plan a healthy meal for a family of four and shop for the ingredients using a $10 gift card.


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$318 raised
$5000 goal

Tompkins County
9 Champions
14 Contributions
Campaign Complete.

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