Through a joint effort between Penn State Nutrition Links and Westmoreland County Food Bank, the Super Cupboard Program is being offered to families with children under the age of 20 at various locations throughout Westmoreland County.
The Super Cupboard concept is simple: to educate frequent users of emergency food services using a combination of food assistance, nutrition education, food preparation, and basic living skills. Super Cupboards offer a learning environment where participants can feel acceptance and support.
Each five-week program consists of a series of lessons and activities on various topics to help participants feed their families on a limited budget. Emphasis is placed on learning how to prepare low-cost, quick meals, developing new cooking and food safety skills and trying new nutritious foods. Participants are then able to take home the supplies to prepare the meals at home for their families.
For more information on the Super Cupboard Program, please contact Clarissa Amond, Community Outreach Coordinator, at 724-468-8660 ext. 33 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.