Cooking Matters does what few community programs do: We connect with the people we serve, treat them with dignity, and foster trust and a real interest in proper nutrition. And we see the results of our efforts.”
— Chef Joseph Mora, volunteer instructor, Washington, D.C.
Help Share Our Strength surround every child with nutritious food by teaching them and their families how to prepare healthy, low-cost meals that they’ll enjoy eating together—lessons that will last a lifetime. You can get involved at the local or national level.
At the heart of Cooking Matters are the chefs, nutritionists, and support volunteers who donate their invaluable time and extraordinary talents to help low-income families develop the nutrition, cooking, food budgeting and financial planning skills they need. Join us on the frontlines as a Cooking Matters volunteer »
Attend a Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation culinary benefit in your area. A portion of the ticket price supports Cooking Matters’s work. Buy a ticket »
Host or find a Great American Bake Sale in your community. A portion of funds raised supports Cooking Matters’s award-winning program. Learn about Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale »
Thank you for your help! Your contribution will strengthen our award-winning program, Cooking Matters by helping us establish more local programs, developing more and better course materials, and enhancing our rigorous training programs. All of this plays a vital role in ending childhood hunger in America. Donate today »
Share Our Strength has earned a strong reputation for being one of America’s most effective nonprofits and has won acclaim for its enterprising and visionary efforts in developing corporate partnerships. For over 20 years, we have worked in innovative ways with some of the nation’s most recognized and best loved brands, including Kashi and Food Network, and ConAgra Foods®, the trusted name behind brands like Hunts, PAM and Healthy Choice, to make sure no child in America grows up hungry. Please join us.
If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor of Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters and our efforts to end childhood hunger, please contact us »
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It takes the strength of many to start a new Cooking Matters program, but you can do it! Tell us a little about your organization and your interest.