NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — This June, Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s Family & Community Health Sciences (FCHS) Department will host its first annual virtual Feed a Family 5K and Wellness Walk.
FCHS is partnering with Rutgers Against Hunger (RAH) to raise funds that will stock NJ food pantries with nutritious foods and help families learn easy, tasty ways to use that food. Proceeds from the event will bring food to NJ food pantries and enable FCHS to teach families with limited food budgets how to shop for and cook healthy meals through virtual nutrition/cooking lessons, using the “Cooking Matters” program curriculum.
“Cooking Matters” is an evidenced-based program that teaches families with limited food budgets how to shop for and cook healthy meals, via virtual cooking lessons, and has been doing so since 1993. Each family that participates receives a box of food to use in the lesson. FCHS faculty and staff will implement & teach “Cooking Matters.” Funds raised will purchase food boxes for families.
Register today at https://go.rutgers.edu/feedafamily5k. Complete your walk/run anytime in June. Registration includes a race t-shirt. When you register, don’t forget to visit our store to pick up some sweet Rutgers swag, too!