A Heartfelt Thank You and Congratulations
to Our 2017 National Volunteer Hall of Fame Inductees!
Volunteers are essential to the work we do at Cooking Matters - they increase our capacity, magnify our impact and bring a gamut of personal strengths and knowledge that help participants to feel connected and empowered.
The exclusive national Cooking Matters Hall of Fame is reserved for those dedicated volunteers who have taught 15 or more courses. We at Cooking Matters Colorado are grateful for all that these volunteers do and for their years dedicated to ending childhood hunger in their communities. Read more about these impressive individuals and the difference they are making!
- Evera Wheeler (Pueblo, CO)
- Lauryn Baranowski (Denver, CO)
- Kerri McCloskey (Denver, CO)
- Bertha Solis (Greeley, CO)
- Marie Pizzolatto (Colorado Springs, CO)
- Lucina Catanzaro (Grand Junction, CO)
To honor this momentous milestone, we are thanking these volunteers with:
- Personalized letter of appreciation from Share Our Strength
- Personalized No Kid Hungry recognition plate
- Personalized Cooking Matters apron (Nutrition Instructors & Class Assistants)
- Personalized Cooking Matters chef coat (Culinary Instructors)
- Acknowledgment on the national Cooking Matters website and through other public announcement opportunities.
Collectively, these volunteers have reached over 2,500 course participants throughout their years with Cooking Matters.
While there is no easy solution to childhood hunger, the work of volunteers and organizations has helped decrease national food insecurity by 3 million children (dropping from 16 million kids being food insecure to 13 million)!