Cooking Matters is a comprehensive, SNAP-Ed approved, nutrition education program that is “helping end childhood hunger by inspiring families to make healthy, affordable food choices” by teaching parents and caregivers with limited food budgets to shop for and cook healthy meals. Across the country, community partners that serve low-income families offer six-week Cooking Matters courses to adults, childcare professionals, and families. Each course is team-taught by a volunteer chef and nutrition educator and covers meal preparation, grocery shopping food budgeting, and nutrition. Adult and teen participants take home a bag of groceries at the end of each class.
Cooking Matters in Indiana
Since 2019, the Indiana Department of Health has offered funding opportunities to organizations throughout Indiana to assist in bringing Cooking Matters to their communities.
IHN Success Story coming soon!
Current Cooking Matters Grantees
- Indy Hunger Network
- Purdue Extension of Cass County
- Purdue Extension of Noble County
- Food Finders Food Bank
- Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center
- Margaret Mary Health
- YMCA of Southwestern IN, Inc
- It Could Have Been Me, Inc.
Future Funding Opportunities
The application cycle for the Cooking Matters grant for 2022 is now closed. Please check the DNPA website for other funding opportunities.