A sincere thank you and congratulations to our 2018 National Volunteer Hall of Fame Inductees!
Volunteers are essential to the work we do at Cooking Matters. We could not provide our programs to over 10,000 Coloradans annually without their service. Our volunteers increase our capacity, magnify our impact, and bring a gamut of personal strengths that help families feel connected and empowered to eat healthy, low-cost meals.
We are grateful for all of our volunteers, but are proud to acknowledge a few exceptional volunteers that have been recognized by the national Cooking Matters Hall of Fame. This honor 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 remarkable individuals and the impact they make!
- Elaine Thompson – Colorado Springs
- Betzi Murphy – Durango
- Olga Sanchez Hernandez – Greeley
- Rosa Esparza – Greeley
- Paul Soderstrom – Denver
- Mary Frances Kelley – Denver
To honor this momentous milestone, we are thanking these volunteers with:
- Personalized letter of appreciation
- Personalized recognition plate
- Personalized Cooking Matters apron (Nutrition Instructors & Class Assistants)
- Personalized Cooking Matters chef coat (Culinary Instructors)
Collectively, these volunteers have impacted over 2,000 families throughout their years with Cooking Matters.
Volunteers create a healthier, stronger Colorado. These volunteers are equipping parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5 to stretch their food budgets and provide nutritious meals.