Hunger is not just about lack of food. It’s also about lack of nutritious food. Here at The Food Bank, our dedicated Nutrition department addresses the connection between food and health by leading programs in the community, and educating our neighbors in need so they can make healthier choices. Drawing upon their years of experience, they share their knowledge and improve clients’ health by raising awareness of the foods they eat.
Our Nutrition team regularly leads free workshops throughout the community on basic nutrition and healthy eating. Topics include eating well with diabetes, shopping & cooking on a budget, nutrition for seniors, healthy eating for kids & teens, and many more.
Below is a schedule of upcoming workshops, demos and tastings open to the public. Stop by and learn how you can eat healthier on a budget.
Upcoming Nutrition Events
|Fri. Mar. 10||Belchertown Brown Bag Food Sampling and Cooking Demo for Bean Cookery||Belchertown Senior Center – 60 State St. Belchertown||9:30 – 10:30 a.m.|
|Fri. Mar. 10||Brown Bag Food Sampling and Recipe Outreach||Palmer Council on Aging – 1029 Central St. Palmer||11 – 12:30 p.m.||RSVP: Erin Pincince (413) 283-2670|
|Mon. Mar. 13||Nutrition and Wellness for Older Adults||Palmer Council of Aging – 1029 Central St. Palmer||12:30 – 1:30 p.m.||RSVP: Erin Pincince (413) 283-2670|
|Tues. Mar. 28||Food Sampling||Loaves and Fish Pantry Dalton 755 Main St. Dalton||3:30 – 5 p.m.||Call (413)684-0521 for more information|
|Wed. Mar. 29||Cooking Matters Pop-Up Grocery Tour||Palmer Council of Aging – 1029 Central St. Palmer||12:30 – 2 p.m.||RSVP: Erin Pincince (413) 283-2670|
|Thur. Mar.30||Holyoke Healthy Cooking Demo and Workshop||Holyoke Senior Center – 291 Pine St. Holyoke||12:30 to 2 p.m.||Register: Kathleen Blanchard (413) 322-5625|
|Mon Apr. 3||Cooking Matters pop-up tour||Highland House – 250 Oak Grove Ave Springfield||10 to 11:30 a.m.||RSVP: Helen Manning (413) 736-8720|
|Mon Apr. 10||Cooking Well with a Microwave demo and workshop||Palmer Council of Aging – 1029 Central St. Palmer||12:30 to 2 p.m.||RSVP: Erin Pincince (413) 283-2670|