Calling all CHEFS!

Volunteer Marvin cooks up a delicious sample at the Franklin Co. Produce Stand featuring fresh kale and collard greens!

Volunteer Marvin cooks up a delicious sample at the Franklin Co. Produce Stand featuring fresh kale and collard greens!

You may be wondering, what does being a chef have to do with gleaning vegetables? Here at The Gleaning Project, the acronym CHEFS stands for Cooking Health Educator Friends of SCCAP, and they are invaluable to helping us work towards our mission of improving nutrition in our community.

Do you…

Want to be part of a community solution working to improve nutrition?

Like sharing healthy, tasty, simple recipes with friends and family?

Enjoy trying new fruits and vegetables?

Preserve food for the winter months?

Have two free hours during the week from 9-4PM?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions you would make a great addition to our CHEFS volunteer team. Read on to learn more about one of our most needed volunteer roles, produce stand sampling!

Sweet potato stir fry produce stand sampling during the fall. Volunteer JR worked with us to adjust the seasonings and amount of oil to make it accessible and nutritious!

Sweet potato stir fry produce stand sampling during the fall. Volunteer JR worked with us to adjust the seasonings and amount of oil to make it accessible and nutritious!

Produce Stand Sampling

We provide:

  • Seasonal local produce

  • Recipe cards for a recipe of your choosing

  • Serving spoons, plates, toothpicks, etc.

You:

  • Work with us to choose a healthy recipe for a fruit or vegetable we have in abundance

  • Pick a date and time that you will conduct the sampling

  • Make the dish and share your experience with eaters who come through the produce stand

Other Opportunities

If this opportunity doesn’t work with your schedule or interests, but you are excited about sharing your nutrition knowledge, don’t worry! We can work with you to find an opportunity that matches your skills - whether that is a cooking class, preservation class, or even just sending us great resources for healthy, quick recipes.

Sharing recipes has never been so easy! Join Everybody Eats: SCCAP’s Community Kitchen Club today to see what other people are cooking, ask questions, participate in contests, and more.

Stay Tuned

Please sign up for CHEF related emails by clicking here and adding CHEF (and any volunteer opportunity you’d like to hear about). We will be in touch throughout the winter about ways to get involved! If you are interested in a winter produce stand sampling in Adams County, email thegleaningproject@gmail.com.

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