1. Volunteer with the Veggie Van. Help bring local and organic produce to local and organic food to more communities.
2. Volunteer with Cooking Matters. In partnership with the Interfaith Food Shuttle, we host cooking and nutrition classes for kids, teens, and families at different community organizations in Orange County.· Class series run for 6 weeks and require a commitment of about 3 hours per week. ·We need chefs, nutritionists, class managers and other volunteers.··Visit our Cooking Matters web-page or contact Jillian for more info.
3. Join a Committee. Time commitment is flexible based on your interest and ability. ·Click the committee link on the left to read about each committee or contact a committee chair.
4. Partner with us. Partnership is part of our name! We love to work with food producers, local businesses and other nonprofits who are interested in helping support our mission. You can sponsor an event, host a Cooking Matters class or donate goods or services. We can work with you to find the best option for your organization. Contact Lucia for more information.
5. Donate. CNP is an all-volunteer organization so nearly all of our donations go directly to food and supplies for our Cooking Matters classes or other programs.
- Make a monetary donation.· We accept checks or money orders made out to Community Nutrition Partnership or donate using a credit or debit card online via PayPal.
- Donate supplies for cooking classes. We need new or gently used cooking items to use in class and as participant graduation gifts.
- Donate food or grocery cards. Get together with friends or family to sponsor a Cooking Matters class·or to collect non-perishable items for donation.·
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