The Pantry program is pivoting!
To-date, it’s been all about the food: preparing delicious, healthy meals for the pantry customers from the items in the food pantry itself. This has been a lot of fun, but now that students are back in school, we’re adding mentoring and teaching to the mix.
Each week, high-school students who are volunteering at the Goodman Center (and who hope to get a good paying job working at the center) will join Slow Food volunteers and Center staff. We’ll still cook delicious, nutritious meals, but we’ll show some Madison young people our skills, our tricks, and our love of food.
This week, Matt Feifarek, a few last-minute clutch volunteers, and the kids joined together to make good use of a wealth of tomatoes: we made a big pot of fresh soup, and added some fresh broccoli, Mexican-style boiled pinto beans, garlic bread, and a donated dessert cake to round out the plates.
(Sorry no pictures this week! — I was too busy cooking!)