Nutrition Workshops & Cooking Demonstrations

West Side Campaign Against Hunger conducts nutrition workshops and cooking demonstrations at our 86th Street Market and at some Mobile Market partner sites. The demos are conducted by former Culinary Pathways students and educate our customer community on how to best utilize the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables always available in our pantry as well as how to make healthy choices when shopping elsewhere. All cooking demonstrations feature healthy recipes using ingredients in our pantry, meet the USDA nutritional guidelines, and are conducted while customers wait to do their shop. The demos also feature helpful tips on how to prevent food waste, prepare, and store ingredients, as customers may not be familiar with some of the options we offer.