Enactus St Lawrence College (SLC) is teaming up with Granite Ridge Education Centre in Sharbot Lake to expand their popular Slow Cookers For Kids initiative to rural communities and renaming it Slow Cookin’ In The North. This program teaches elementary students how to make simple, cost effective meals for themselves and their families, and will take place April 24 and 25.
Slow Cookers for Kids has been running for several years under SLC’s Enactus team, a student organization that focuses on community involvement. The project was developed with the goal of addressing food literacy. By teaching students to cook with healthy foods, they hope to make them aware of how their food choices impact their health, environment, and budget.
Slow Cookin’ In The North is an initiative that gives kids the chance to learn how to create cost effective and simple home cooked meals using just a slow cooker. Students will learn from students and faculty in the Culinary Arts program at St. Lawrence College. Each participant will receive a slow cooker, compliments of W.A. Robinson Asset Management Ltd. and Sharbot Lake Home Hardware as well as a cookbook to take home and use to cook for their families.
“It’s always a really fun day, I love being the leader of this project! Seeing the students really take an interest in what they’re learning is the pay-off, said culinary student, Rachel Wood. “They take home more than a slow cooker and cookbook, they learn valuable communication and teamwork skills.”
“The success of this program has been huge. We can see that we are really making an impact on these students and they really enjoy the hands-on experience,” community engagement advisor, Dan Hendry said. “It was great to see the business step up and support their community. People helping people, that’s what it’s all about.”
About Enactus St. Lawrence College
Our mission is to create comprehensive solutions to issues within our community, tackling issues such as food security, financial literacy and environmental impact.
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