The Kids’ Cooking Coalition (KCC), designed by Margaret Savoca a public health researched and long-time community volunteer, launched in the spring of 2018 under the umbrella of the Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest University (CKWFU).
Since 2006, CKWFU has worked with a network of civic and non-profit community partners to re-purpose and redistribute food across the Winston-Salem community. Its mission: to enhance the capacity of existing organizations to serve their community while contributing to a systemic reduction of food waste and a decline in food insecurity. This includes a calling to nutrition education, specifically a desire to equip the next generation with the knowledge, skills, and ability necessary to take control of their food future.
Since 2018, CKWFU has taken a lead in facilitating the six-week program, once a year at four sites throughout Winston-Salem. The program pairs college student volunteers with children at Positive Image Performing Arts, Cook Literacy Model School, Polo Park Recreation Center and the YWCA Best Choice Center. Courses take place at each of the community partner locations so children are familiar with the site and it fits into their existing schedules. Each partner site provides a coordinator to help recruit and manage communication with parents and families.
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The Kids’ Cooking Coalition (KCC) is a community based initiative designed for children in elementary and early middle school that :
The KCC brings together college students, local school chldren and community members together in a shared effort to equip the next generation with the knowledge, skills, and ability necessary to take control of their food future!
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