Catherine Aker

Established an After-School Program called The Stone Soup Kitchen to Teach Nutrition

Catherine Aker has established an after-school program called The Stone Soup Kitchen for children living in a homeless shelter. In this program, children learn how to cook while being introduced to good nutrition practices. They master basic cooking skills, gain an understanding of the basics of nutrition, and increase their self-confidence as they acquire new competencies. The Stone Soup Kitchen has successfully presented cooking classes, arts and crafts activities, guest speakers, and science experiments. In addition, it has established partnerships with a local grocery store and other institutions and provided venues for community members and participants to work together. In the interest of creating a sustainable program, The Stone Soup Kitchen is developing an instruction booklet of recipes and activities to guide future volunteers.