Cooking Matters for Kids

The VNA, in partnership with ConAgra Foods, has been offering cooking classes for Girls Inc. members through the Cooking Matters for Kids program.  The mission of Cooking Matters is to “empower families with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to prepare healthy and affordable meals.”

In this photo, the girls are learning to use ground turkey – healthier alternative to ground beef – to make enchiladas.

ConAgra Volunteers Rock!


ConAgra volunteers (from around the world!) helped with GIRLStart literacy programs, garden clean up for fall, homework help, Boutique organizing, and more!  Some comments from our volunteers:

Bonnie Weaver from ConAgra Foods, Omaha “Loved the tour, great program!”

Melchor Rodriquez from ConAgra Foods, Mexico “It’s awesome.  Great job!”

Sarah Armstrong from ConAgra Foods, Lincoln “Thanks.  Very fun!”

Tom Thompsen from ConAgra Foods, Troy, OH “Wonderful program for the girls.”

Jim Martin, ConAgra Foods “It was fun meeting so many girls.”

Larry Erickson, ConAgra Foods Marshall, MO “Excellent program.  Great kids.  Enjoyed working with them – so exuberant!”