Cooking Matters is Back!

Cooking Matters will be back for a fall session starting October 11th.  The six-week long course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare healthy meals within the confines of a tight budget.  Each session involves group discussion, hands-on time in the kitchen, a shared meal and groceries to make the featured meal at home.

The course will take place every Tuesday from 10/11 to 11/15 from 1:45pm to 4:00pm.

More information about Cooking Matters


Those interested in participating in Cooking Matters must meet the following requirements:

  • Have access to a kitchen at home.
  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Be able to attend at least 4 of the 6 courses.
  • Meet Annual Income Guidelines set by the Illinois Emergency Food Assistance Program. See Requirements for details.

If interested, fill out the Cooking Matters sign up form


The program requires volunteers prior to the class to set up and during the class to assist with the discussion and kitchen time. All new volunteers interested in Cooking Matters must attend a special orientation on September 13th, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.  Contact Maria for more information. 

Please fill out the Cooking Matters volunteer form if interested. 

Volunteer shift procedures:

Monday set-up shift procedures

Tuesday set-up shift procedures

In-class shift procedures