Olga Sanchez Hernandez
Greeley, Weld County Public Health Department
Since 2014, Olga has changed families’ lives as a Class Assistant for 17 courses, and 2 tours, serving 319 families total. Olga achieved Hall of Fame status in 2017.
“I am Mexican-born from Matamoros Coahuila. I am 60-years old and I live with my daughter here in the United States. She is the coordinator of the program Cooking Matters in Weld County and seeing her work, I asked her if I could help. I was a little worried because I do not have a professional education but she told me that I could help her as a class assistant. I have never attended a course as a participant, but with so many classes that I have helped, now I can be an instructor. In my culture to socialize food is used a lot, I know many delicious Mexican recipes but they are not so healthy. Since I have been a Cooking Matters volunteer, I've learned how making small changes to my recipes can make them healthier. But most importantly, volunteering has helped me not to feel so far from my country and to meet people from other countries. While I can, I am going to volunteer for Cooking Matters because I spend time with my daughter and I know new people.”
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