Our partners know that Cooking Matters. They are creative and inspiring – and we can’t connect kids to healthy food without them.
Share Our Strength partners with nonproﬁts, community groups, and public organizations across the country to provide Cooking Matters programming to low-income families in venues that are convenient and familiar to them. Our primary model is a franchise-style partnership with a citywide, regional, or statewide social service agency who offers cooking courses or grocery store tours in their service area.
Implementation Partners offer hands-on cooking courses, Cooking Matters at the Store grocery store tours, and other food skills education to the low-income families that they serve.
The model of collaboration between Share Our Strength and local program partners leverages the strengths of all involved. Share Our Strength provides curricula and instructional materials, training, evaluation tools and national leadership support while local partners provide hands-on, grassroots-level resources, program customizations and relationships that are best addressed on the local level. This collaborative program model makes Cooking Matters uniquely effective, efficient and sustainable among nutrition education programs. If you are interested in offering Cooking Matters programming you can find an existing partner in your area or apply to become a new partner.
Share Our Strength has developed a number of strategic partnerships with other national organizations and initiatives that promote healthy, affordable eating. These partnerships allow us to align our shared messages about the importance of food skills education and bring Cooking Matters programming to more families across the U.S. Learn more about our National Partners.
No Kid Hungry partners have joined our fight to end childhood hunger in America.They are corporations, organizations and foundations. They are governors, mayors, and other public officials. They are public and nonprofit agencies. They are restaurants and chefs, celebrities and bloggers, social media stars, and everyday people just like you. In the fight to end childhood hunger, they share their talents and resources. And they share our vision and help make that vision a reality.
With the support of our national sponsor, the Walmart Foundation, we’ve been able to quadruple the number of families served in the past four years, reaching hundreds of thousands of families in need with Cooking Matters programming and educational tools.