Tuesday 10 November 2015

Loving Spoonful receives $25,000 grant

A local food organization Loving Spoonful received one of four $ 25,000 Community Food Centers of Canada grants as part of its good eating program organizations.

Thanks to the grant, local youth will be in the kitchen and  through Loving spoonful Cooking, Camera, Action program.

"We build literacy and skills by bringing food cooking and cinema, both hands on approaches that have proven to be effective with young people’s learning," Sarah Keyes, Loving Spoonfuls skills program coordinator declared. "In our series of three, 12-week program, Cook, Camera, Action, young people learn cooking and a healthy eating policy. Filmmaking is the platform to share these skills and reinforce learning with the help of filmmaker James Greatrex community. "

The program will work with students from Pathways to Education, Youth 2 Kingston and the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston, providing them with skills and knowledge on good food to help support the transition as they move in independent living, Keyes said.

Grant recipients were selected from over 75 organizations of good food that have aligned themselves with CFCC based on shared principles, and working with low-income communities to grow, cook, share and advocate of good food.

"Research shows that we intuitively know healthy food after school programs that take place in our partner community food centers: it is essential to reach young people when they are still forming their tastes and attitudes around the food, "Kathryn Scharf, Chief Operating Officer for Community supply centers in Canada, said." It is actually not that difficult to get children excited about food, while giving them a chance get their hands dirty in the kitchen or the garden and try things for themselves. With these grants, we will be able to help feed these projects, a closer look at their impact and making the information available, we learn to others. "

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