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Kitchen Programs

Programming in the Kitchen at Second Harvest is driven by our mission to feed people in need through empowerment, education and partnerships.

Our Core Values help define the scope of our programming:
  • Welcome Everyone
  • Embrace learning and new ways of doing things
  • Improve Continuously
  • Simplify Everything
  • Let’s Get Cooking

Are you a community partner looking for program opportunities with the Second Harvest Kitchen? Fill out our Program Request form and email to Mindy Wallis at mindy.wallis@2-harvest.org to get more information. 

The Kitchen Programs

 


Kitchen Lab 

Kitchen Lab field trips for children at Second Harvest feature interactive workshops including produce tastings, cooking demonstrations and hands-on activities that teach kids how to prepare and cook simple, nutritious recipes that contribute to better health and reduced obesity. If you are an educator or school aged child leader and interested in bringing a field trip to the Kitchen, please email Jandyl Doak or call at 509-252-6246. 

Cooking Classes
Cooking Classes

Open Enrollment Cooking Classes

We offer classes that teach scratch-cooking and quick healthy snack preparation. Participants may be rewarded with bonus distributions of produce and other free groceries that are tied to the recipes and curriculum. We are here to serve people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and incomes. Please view our Classes and Events page for more information. 


 

Hunger to Health
Partner Programming

Partner Programming 

Provide regular access to health and nutrition education partners so they can hold classes, test recipes and conduct other activities that are geared toward disadvantaged children, families and seniors. Please email Kitchen Manager Jandyl Doak or reach her by phone at 509.252.6246 with questions or for more information. 


Production Kitchen
Production Kitchen

Production Kitchen 

Manufacture and distribute frozen meal samples as incentives that get low-income households excited about scratch cooking. Recipes and ingredients will be concurrently distributed to families and seniors at mobile food bank events so they can prepare the meal at home. 


Train the Trainers
Train the Trainers

Training of Trainers 

The participants will be leaders of partner food pantries, congregate meal sites, Head Start programs, high-need schools, after school programs, healthcare agencies and other volunteers serving people in poverty. Some of these volunteers will be recruited to facilitate community cooking demonstrations. 


Nutrition Ambassadors
Nutrition Ambassadors

Nutrition Ambassadors

Nutrition Ambassadors are volunteers trained by Second Harvest staff to facilitate a peer to peer program focused on cooking demonstrations, teaching My Plate nutrition guidelines, reading nutrition labels, emphasizing fruit and vegetable consumption, reduction in consumption of sugary foods’ and increased physical activity. Delivered at off-site locations to be determined including mobile food banks. If you are interested in volunteering for this program please email our Americorps Vista Allie Moore or by phone at 509.252.6271.