Our Taste It! recipe demonstrations offer a fun and interactive way to introduce children and adults to new foods and to help them cook nutritious meals on a budget. Trained volunteers and university interns encourage community members to taste healthy dishes featuring seasonal fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and other pantry staples.
Taste It! demonstrations are hosted through our network of member agencies and as part of our Fresh2You Mobile Market. To encourage individuals at their local food cupboard to select healthier options, we offer Taste It! food samples and recipes featuring ingredients and produce that are available as part of their distribution.
Our Fresh2You Mobile Market seeks to expand access to fresh fruits and vegetables for low-income community members. At weekly market sites, customers have the opportunity to try healthy food samples; to purchase local, seasonal produce; and to take home recipes and cooking resources.
The Chester County Food Bank partners with local community organizations to offer cooking and nutrition classes for youth and adults at risk of food insecurity. Participants are empowered to make healthy choices by learning how to select and prepare nutritious foods for themselves and their families.
Eat Fresh hosts participants for six weeks to practice hands-on cooking skills while learning how to select healthy recipes that focus on fresh produce, whole grains and other healthy staples. After each session, participants take home the fresh produce items featured in the class.
Eat Fresh for Kids makes it fun to try new fresh fruits and vegetables while assisting with simple food preparation and learning about basic nutrition.
“I see that the kids are making better choices and trying different foods that they never ate [before].” –Program Site Representative