Cooking for the Community
"Food brings people together on many different levels. It's nourishment for the soul and body; it's truly love." Giada DeLaurentiis.
Cooking for the Community is an after school club designed to offer time and space to make food to support the Bucks County Housing Group food pantry in Doylestown and support the monthly Central Bucks Farmer's Markets.
To learn more about the Bucks County Housing Group Food Pantry, click here.
To learn more about the Barclay Farmers Market, read below:
The mission of the Barclay Farmers Market is to address food insecurity for children in our district. To confront this problem, we began a small farmers market in March 2019. Through the generosity of local organizations, including Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC), Philabundance, Grocers Against Hunger, and Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, we distributed thousands of pounds of fresh produce to families and children at our markets in our first year.
A week after the start of the COVID-19 crisis, we were able to quickly expand our operation, and moved from a once a month market to once a week. We are committed to providing healthy food to families so that all children have the proper nutrition to learn, but we also do this work because we believe that, at some point in time, we all might need a little extra support. Through the generous donations of so many in our community, we have raised nearly $70,000—every dollar of which goes directly to support families and children in need in our community. On the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, we offer families fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, bread, canned goods and meat. Through all of these wonderful partnerships, we have been able to feed many families. At our peak, we were distributing over 18,000 pounds of food per week to hundreds of families. We are so grateful to the amazing CBSD students and staff for your generosity and support as we continue our mission.
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HOW TO JOIN:
We use the Remind App for Communication.
To join, text @cook4com to 81010. This will add you to a Remind text-messaging list, which means you'll start receiving important messages about club information.