Updates on PB Projects
Heritage Cooking Classes - The project leaders are working hard on rolling out this program, with classes set to begin on March 13. Twelve families will participate in learning about cooking heritage foods with a healthy twist. Our local dietitian reviewed the recipes and commented on the extensive and diverse fresh produce ingredients. The class will run for three Saturdays and use some locally grown produce. The project leads are ready and prepared to support learning in both English and Spanish. These sessions will serve as a pilot to inform expansion and scaling.
Backpack Program - Stay Tuned as we support the project lead with the logistics - delivering bags of food for Jicarilla Apache students attending Archuleta School District - a step toward alleviating hunger.
Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership - Hooray for our partners - GGP now has grow lights and is seeing an increase in the food production! Carrots, beets, chard and soon to see spinach are making their way to the food pantry clients.
Pagosa Online Farmers Market - We are ready and eager to welcome new and returning vendors! Calling all vendors, please register here to take advantage of this awesome online resource to increase market access for local and regional food.
Middle School Snack Program - The Food Coalition is supporting the United Methodist Women who are working closely with the Pagosa Middle School to offer snacks to students who experience long time periods between meals. The Middle School is now offering 425 snack items per week through the classrooms to the students.