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Cooking Matters Northeast Arkansas New Partner Training

October 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


What: NE AR Regional New Partner Training
Where: Prospect Baptist Church, 1603 Hwy 351, Jonesboro, AR 72405
When: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019, 12-4pm
How: RSVP with any food allergies by 10/18 or for more information contact Alex Handfinger, alex@arhungeralliance.org or (501)399-9999
Who: Organizations that want to bring classes on how to shop and cook for healthy foods on a budget to their community!


New people around the state are embracing the Cooking Matters curriculum that helps reduce a person’s chances of remaining food insecure by up to 50 percent. We partner with local organizations across the state to offer classes for parents, children, teens, families, and seniors.

If you or your organization are interested in bringing six-session Cooking Matters classes to your community, please contact Cooking Matters Director Alex Handfinger at (501)399.9999 or alex@arhungeralliance.org.

Our team will train you, provide teaching materials, and may even help you get started with some of the kitchen equipment and utensils you’ll need! Regional trainings are scheduled on an as-requested basis, so if you don’t see one near you yet, contact Alex to get one scheduled!

Fresh, frozen or canned? Store brands or premium brands? Serving size, nutritional value and cost per serving? So much goes into making good shopping decisions. Cooking Matters at the Store is a free grocery store tour conducted by trained facilitators at local supermarkets.

During Cooking Matters at the Store tours, participants learn and practice key food shopping skills like buying fruits and vegetables on a budget, comparing unit prices, reading food labels, and identifying whole grain foods. Tours take approximately 90 minutes and are facilitated by a wide range of local volunteers, county extension agents, and staff of community agencies serving families in need.


October 22, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Prospect Baptist Church
1603 Hwy 351
Jonesboro, AR 72405 United States