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Nutrition Education Classes
We partner with community organizations to regularly host nutrition education classes for both children and adults. The classes are led by Registered Dietitians to teach healthy cooking techniques and inspire healthy grocery selections. Participants learn how cooking can prevent and control many diseases. After each class, participants go home with recipes and a bag full of fresh groceries to make healthy meals at home.
We work to introduce new foods to our participants, such as fruits and vegetables from around the world. We believe education is the key to helping individuals be self-sufficient and improve community wellness.
Keep an eye on our schedule for future classes. If you would like to get involved, contact us to host or sponsor a class.
We pack and distribute fruit bags at various community events to increase access to fresh fruits in Peoria’s underserved communities.
We have placed nine handcrafted fruit stands at agencies throughout Peoria in effort to provide easy access to healthy foods for youth participating in programs at local community centers and non-profit agencies. The goal is to provide easy access to fresh fruit for program participants to be able to grab healthy snacks throughout the day at no charge.
Our partner Big Picture connects us with local artists who volunteer their time and considerable talents to create beautiful, eye-catching fruit stands adorned with one-of-a-kind works of art. The stands are loaded with fresh apples, oranges, bananas, and other shelf-stable fruit and replenished weekly. Give today to replenish a fruit stand.
Fruit stand locations and artists:
Southside Community Center - Ellen Yates, 2020
Peoria Friendship House - Keith Wilson, 2020
Lincoln Grade School - Peter Arhart, 2020
Proctor Recreation Center - Megan Couri, 2020
Logan Recreational Center - Jaci Musec, 2020
Dream Center - Hattie Lee, 2021
Neighborhood House - Krystopher Brown, 2021
Glendale Commons - Hannah Offutt, 2021
Our pop-up produce pantry is a mobile pantry visiting various neighborhoods throughout the Peoria area in the summer months. The goal of the pantry is to bring access to healthy foods to the doorsteps of people in our community who need it most and lack easy access to fresh, whole foods. When running, locations for each week can be found on our calendar.
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