Think back to when you were fifteen. Apart from your steady diet of junk food and PB & J, did you know your way around a kitchen?
Thanks to the United Way-funded Good Food Brampton program at Catholic Family Services Peel Dufferin, youth ages 12 to 24 are dicing, mincing, and chopping their way to a brighter, healthier future.
Delivered in partnership with Rapport Youth and Family Services, this innovative program teaches young people about the importance of having access to healthy food, while instilling confidence and providing valuable life skills that can translate into a job in the future. Participants are encouraged to bring food home to share with their family, or use for themselves throughout the week.
But much more than a cooking class, Good Food Brampton tackles the deeper issues of food security by providing a space where community members can learn about growing, accessing, preparing and preserving healthy and affordable food. The end goal is to build a sustainable food system for all.
Access to healthy food may seem like a simple thing. But that’s not the reality. The United Way-funded program at Good Food Brampton lifts people out of poverty and helps to build an individual’s independence.