Shivers and Surprises at a Cooking Matters Class

Growing up poor, I didn’t always have the food and nutrition I needed. Now, as I raise four daughters, I want to do my part in helping to ensure no child in America grows up hungry. I’m honored to support Share Our Strength in its steadfast mission and also to be a part of many incredible programs they offer.

Part of the No Kid Hungry campaign, Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters empowers families at risk of hunger to stretch their money by shopping for and cooking healthy meals on a budget. I visited a class in Chicago, and I thought I knew what to expect. Instead, I was in for a night of wonderful surprises from the upbeat energy and the sophisticated curriculum to the delicious recipes and excitement of the participants.

Read all about my experience, including the “blubber burger” game, in the guest blog I wrote for Share Our Strength.