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1 2013 Inter-Faith Food Shuttle NO KID HUNGRY

2 As part of the No Kid Hungry campaign working to end childhood hunger in America, Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters® empowers low-income families to stretch their food budgets so their children get healthy meals at home. Participants learn to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices, and cook delicious, affordable meals. Cooking Matters courses and tours equip families with the skills they need to stretch their food dollars and maximize the benefits they receive through public nutrition programs like SNAP (food stamps) and WIC (Women, Infants and Children). For more information, visit CookingMatters.org. 2 Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Serving the State of North Carolina Main Contact: Jill Brown · · Mission: The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle pioneers innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community. 38 COURSES 414 COURSE PARTICIPANTS 157 TOTAL VOLUNTEERS Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report | % GRADUATION RATE 90 TOURS 588 TOUR PARTICIPANTS

3 Inter-Faith Food Shuttle reached more families in 2013 compared to 2009, helping more families improve the way they shop, cook, and eat. 239% 3 Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report | Cooking Matters Growth

4 2013 Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Participant Demographics 4 Participation in Nutrition Assistance Programs 42% of participants receive at least one form of federal food assistance 1 Participant Race/Ethnicity White 29% Latino 16% African American 61% Pacific Islander 0% Native American 2% Asian 1% Other 10% 1. Federal food assistance includes SNAP; WIC; free or reduced-price school breakfast, lunch, or supper; and free summer meals. 2. Based only on adult participants with children aged 6-17 in the home. 3. Based only adult participants who are pregnant or adult participants with children under age 6 in the home. *Respondents could select more than one response to each question, so percentages will not sum to 100%. Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report | % Free or Reduced-Price School Breakfast 2 14% WIC 3 3% Head Start 3 16% Food Pantry 16% Free or Reduced-Price School Lunch 2 32% SNAP (Food Stamps) 2% Free Summer Meals 1% Free or Reduced-Price School Supper 2 Average Household Size: 2.9 Average Number of Children: 1.0 Adults with Children Under 18 in The home: 43% Adults with Children Under 6 in The home: 24%

5 2013 Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Participant Demographics by Age Group 5 Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report |

6 2013 Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Participant Demographics by Age Group 6 Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report |

7 2013 Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Participants by Curriculum 7 Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report |

8 Snapshot of Graduate Changes 8 After a course, adult and teen graduates report that: 64% are eating more vegetables 70% are eating more fruits 52% are eating more whole grains 83% improved their cooking skills 97% would share things learned in this course with others After a course, adult and teen graduates are: Cooking meals instead of buying take-out 8% more often Using the “Nutrition Facts” label 85% more often Eating at least 2 cups of fruit a day 39% more often Eating at least 2.5 cups of vegetables a day 26% more often Making meals with at least 3 food groups 34% more often After a course, adult graduates are: Planning meals ahead of time 37% more often Comparing prices before buying food 27% more often Shopping with a grocery list 30% more often Thinking about healthy food choices 46% more often After a course, child course graduates: 54% are more confident that they can make snacks with fruit or vegetables 45% are more confident that they can talk to their parents about healthy cooking or eating 42% are more confident that they can make healthy choices at the grocery store or when out to eat After a tour, graduates report that: 80% intend to try comparing unit prices, reading ingredient lists to identify whole grains, or comparing food labels Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report | *Results based on 114 graduate surveys (graduate response rate of 88%) *Results based on 122 graduate surveys (graduate response rate of 79%) *Results based on 145 graduate surveys (graduate response rate of 81%) *Results based on 449 graduate surveys (graduate response rate of 76%)

9 Courses 9 Community partners that serve low-income families offer six-week Cooking Matters courses to adults, kids and families. Each course is team-taught by a volunteer chef and nutrition educator and covers meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting and nutrition. Adult and teen participants take home a bag of groceries at the end of each class. Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report | About Cooking Matters Courses

10 Measuring Course Impact 10 The tables throughout this report document changes in behavior, confidence, and attitudes experienced by graduates of Cooking Matters courses, as measured through surveys completed by graduates. Tables report the before-course and after-course average for each question, along with the percent change between the two. Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report | Example About Our Outcomes + 98% CHANGE 98% 6,957

11 Cooking Matters for Adults Results Cooking Matters for Adults teaches low-income adults how to prepare and shop sensibly for healthy meals on a limited budget. 18 COURSES 190 PARTICIPANTS By the end of the 6-week course, graduates reported** that: 65% are eating more vegetables (71%*) 69% are eating more fruits (67%*) 32% are eating more low-fat or fat-free milk products (45%*) 51% are eating more whole grains (68%*) 59% are eating more lean meat, chicken, or fish (52%*) 69% are drinking more water (63%*) 39% made a Cooking Matters recipe at home (84%*) 84% improved their cooking skills (89%*) 98% would share things learned in this course with others (98%*) *National average ** Results based on 99 graduate surveys (graduate response rate of 78%) “Cooking Matters for Adults teaches low-income adults how to prepare and shop sensibly for healthy meals on a limited budget” – Cooking Matters for Adults graduate, City, State 11 77% GRADUATION RATE “I have learned how to eat more healthfully and how to read the labels more carefully.” – Cooking Matters for Adults graduate, Greensboro, NC Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report |

12 Cooking Matters for Adults Results Cooking Matters for Adults teaches low-income adults how to prepare and shop sensibly for healthy meals on a limited budget. *Results based on 99 graduate surveys (graduate response rate of 78%) 4=Almost always; 3=Most of the time; 2=Sometimes; 1=Seldom; 0=Never 12 Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report |

13 Cooking Matters for Adults Results Revised Survey A revised survey was used for Cooking Matters for Adults courses beginning in fall Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report | *Results based on 32 graduate surveys (number of graduate surveys exceeds number of graduates reported) Behavior: 4=Always; 3=Often; 2=Sometimes; 1=Rarely; 0=Never 4=Completely Confident; 3=Very Confident; 2=Somewhat Confident; 1=A Little Confident; 0=Not at all Confident

14 Cooking Matters for Adults Results Revised Survey A revised survey was used for Cooking Matters for Adults courses beginning in fall Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report | *Results based on 32 graduate surveys (number of graduate surveys exceeds number of graduates reported) Behavior: 4=Always; 3=Often; 2=Sometimes; 1=Rarely; 0=Never 4=Completely Confident; 3=Very Confident; 2=Somewhat Confident; 1=A Little Confident; 0=Not at all Confident

15 Cooking Matters for Kids Results Cooking Matters for Kids teaches children in 3rd through 5th grade how to prepare healthy meals and snacks and to make smart choices wherever they go – at school, at home, at the store, or out to eat. 12 COURSES 139 PARTICIPANTS “My favorite part was reading the ingredients.” – Cooking Matters for Kids graduate, Apex, NC 15 94% GRADUATION RATE Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report |

16 Cooking Matters for Kids Results Cooking Matters for Kids teaches children in 3rd through 5th grade how to prepare healthy meals and snacks and to make smart choices wherever they go – at school, at home, at the store, or out to eat. *Results based on 114 graduate surveys (graduate response rate of 88%) Confidence: 4=YES!; 3=Yes; 2=Not sure; 1=No; 0=NO! Attitudes: 4=I really like…; 3=I like…; 2=I’m not sure…; 1=I don’t like…; 0=I really don’t like… 16 Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report |

17 Cooking Matters for Families- Adult Results Cooking Matters for Families brings school-aged children and their families together to learn about healthy eating, planning meals as a family, and working together in the kitchen. 4 COURSES 49 PARTICIPANTS “It has helped our daughter to feel more confident helping in the kitchen and has helped me to be more creative in cooking meals.” – Cooking Matters for Families graduate, Clayton, NC By the end of the 6-week course, adult graduates reported** that: 46% are eating more vegetables (74%*) 69% are eating more fruits (62%*) 23% are eating more low-fat or fat-free milk products (44%*) 54% are eating more whole grains (66%*) 46% are eating more lean meat, chicken, or fish (51%*) 54% are drinking more water (59%*) 43% made a Cooking Matters recipe at home (91%*) 71% improved their cooking skills (85%*) 93% would share things learned in this course with others (99%*) *National average ** Results based on 15 graduate surveys (graduate response rate of 54%) 17 96% GRADUATION RATE Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report |

18 Cooking Matters for Families- Adult Results Cooking Matters for Families brings school-aged children and their families together to learn about healthy eating, planning meals as a family, and working together in the kitchen. *Results based on 15 graduate surveys (graduate response rate of 54%) 4=Almost always; 3=Most of the time; 2=Sometimes; 1=Seldom; 0=Never 18 Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report |

19 Cooking Matters for Families Results Results based on 15 graduate surveys (graduate response rate of 54%) *National average ***Sum of I am thinking about trying this, I plan on trying this soon, and I tried this during the 6-week course. Cooking Matters for Families: Child Results By the end of the course, child graduates reported** that: 93% liked coming to class each week (99%*) 100% learned at least one new thing about eating healthy (97%*) 100% liked cooking with their parents in class (97%*) 87% like helping plan family meals (92%*) 94% like eating meals with their family at home (97%*) 44% made a Cooking Matters recipe at home with their parents (87%*) 81% improved their cooking skills (90%*) ** Results based on 16 graduate surveys (graduate response rate of 84%) Cooking Matters for Families: Adult Results (Continued) 19 Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report |

20 Cooking Matters for Teens Results Cooking Matters for Teens teaches adolescents in 6th grade and up how to make healthy food choices and prepare healthy meals and snacks. 4 COURSES 36 PARTICIPANTS “It has helped me understand food better & eat more food that is healthy.” – Cooking Matters for Teens graduate, Durham, NC By the end of the 6-week course, graduates reported** that: 73% are eating more vegetables (49%*) 73% are eating more fruits (65%*) 50% are eating more low-fat or fat-free milk products (28%*) 55% are eating more whole grains (46%*) 64% are eating more lean meat, chicken, or fish (39%*) 91% are drinking more water (68%*) 74% made a Cooking Matters recipe at home (50%*) 86% improved their cooking skills (81%*) 95% would share things learned in this course with others (92%*) *National average ** Results based on 23 graduate surveys (graduate response rate of 96%) 20 67% GRADUATION RATE Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report |

21 Cooking Matters for Teens Results Cooking Matters for Teens teaches adolescents in 6th grade and up how to make healthy food choices and prepare healthy meals and snacks. *Results based on 23 graduate surveys (graduate response rate of 96%) 4=Almost Always; 3=Most of the time; 2=Sometimes; 1=Seldom; 0=Never 21 Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report |

22 22 Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report | Tours Cooking Matters at the Store tours provide families with hands-on education as they shop for food, giving them skills to compare foods for cost and nutrition. Participants learn how to plan and budget for healthy, affordable, and delicious meals for their families, all for under $10. About Cooking Matters at the Store Tours

23 Cooking Matters at the Store for Adults Results Cooking Matters at the Store is an interactive grocery store tour that helps low-income families get the most nutrition from their food dollars. 85 TOURS 557 GRADUATES 23 Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report | % of graduates liked or really liked the tour (98%*) Results based on 529 graduate surveys (graduate response rate of 95%) *National average ***Sum of I am thinking about trying this and I plan on trying this soon.

24 Cooking Matters at the Store for WIC Parents Results Cooking Matters at the Store is an interactive grocery store tour that helps low-income families get the most nutrition from their food dollars. The WIC parents tour focuses on teaching parents to maximize the healthy food they can obtain using their WIC benefits. 5 TOURS 31 GRADUATES 24 Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report | % of graduates liked or really liked the tour (99%*) Results based on 8 graduate surveys (graduate response rate of 26%) *National average ***Sum of I am thinking about trying this and I plan on trying this soon. Results based on 8 graduate surveys (graduate response rate of 26%)

25 Host Agencies Inter-Faith Food Shuttle works with community-based groups that provide the venue and on-site coordination for Cooking Matters courses and tours. These host agencies are often schools, housing programs, Head Start centers, WIC clinics, churches, or community centers.  Raleigh Boys Club  Apex UMC  Inter-Faith Food Shuttle  Saint Bernadette Catholic Church  Durham Housing Authority  YFTP  Durham Nativity School  Communities in Schools  Community Workforce Solutions  NCSU  UNC HPDP  CNP  Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina  CIS Randolph County  Richmond County Cooperative Extension  FirstHealth  Wake County Human Services  West Durham Baptist Church  Benson Area Medical Clinic In 2013, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle partnered with the following organizations in the community:  Martin Street Baptist Church  Harnett County Cooperative Extension  Iglesia El Buen Pastor  Durham Diabetes Coalition  Hoke Street  EFNEP  Alliance Medical Ministry  East Coast Migrant Head Start Project  Urban Ministries  WCHS WIC 25 Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report |

26 Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Volunteers Volunteers are the heart of Cooking Matters. Chefs, nutrition educators, and community leaders volunteer at least 12 hours over six weeks to teach courses and spend additional time leading tours, where they share their expertise with families in need and empower them to get more from their food resources. Volunteers also serve in course support roles and as members of local advisory councils. In 2013, 157 people volunteered for courses, tours, or in other capacities Cooking Matters Volunteers >> Christy O'Connor Lydia Loyd Rhonda Church Trudie Brinson Mary Taylor Gaskins Kathryn Kolasa Kimberley Kruse Yancey Crawford Jessica Sisneros Diana Vetter Craft Allison Swart Robin High Lauren Porter Tarry Payton Nicole Connell Christine Davis William Chapman Melissa Guido Natasha Brown Lauren Rakes Margaret Schneider Dana Nelson Hannah Hess Megan Dixon Rose Ponton Jackie Sugg Rachelle Chiang Margaret Frey jalen cooper Kelli Davidson joelle friend Mina Ghadimi Nouran Natalie Taft Lynn Antil Allison Clonch Kevin Wilson Lindsey Winfree Morgan Medders Donna Reaves Leah Tedrick-Moutz Amanda Weber Guney Acipayamli Lynette Driver Meredith Whiteley Jill Recker Hannah Libera Alain Wellerstein Cara Jenkins Katie Williams Vandita Sinha Maria Ratliff Caroline Cohen Graham Brown Rebecca Faris Tina Irrer Betsy Petruccelli Schuyler Edmondson Andrew (Drew) Carelle Hartley Collins N'gai Dickerson Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report |

27 Gin Reid Hall Charlotte Stone Beth Kizhnerman Jim Waynick Emily Auerbach Alex Biggers Mara Pickard Karen Burke Molly Jones Jennifer Leeman Kamaria Mason Wendy Rosenstock Sharon Mahotski Maria Garrido Caroline Dickson Annie Lassiter Chastity Majoni Daniella Uslan Vincent Feucht Becky Dobosy Elizabeth Perez-Huerta Melinda Bowman Sarah Lowe Liz Leslie Bonita Chen Sarah Snow Melody Braswell Kristin Clark Karen Gill Patience Ergish Meredith Ebersohl Samantha Tinsley Lesley Rollins Megan Dixon Eugenia Molina Avi Aggarwal Erin Lebow-Skelley Meg Mangan Pepper Lourdes Renee Vinueza Hannah Pettus Emily Welker Beth Hopping Linden Thayer Victoria Long Janesse Hill Katie Carr Jessica Iselin Jes Brewer Annie Rose Wilt Halle Mangrum Meredith Erin Martin Sean Kramer Daniel Buchenberger Molly Hass Amber Leigh McKee Erin Ravine Allison Jennings Theresa Lamothe Avery Andrews Grace Ann Carroll Kayla Lawson Rebecca Houser Preslyn Phillips Angel Huerta-Pilgrim Elizabeth Parham Lindsay Turner Alex Antolino Kate Southard Jordan Todd Cicely Kaikai Kerry Jones Rosana Echeverria Nick Slagel Kathryn Leach Emily Bissett Jennifer Mlor Alexis Moody James Hampson Ana Martinez Aila Goforth Ashley Meyer Lisa Briggs Huong Do Addie Brannin Veronica Torres Nora Weston Maxine Goldston Robin Ackland Amanda Hinshaw Rosemary Dietrick Cooking Matters Volunteers >> (Continued) Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report |

28 Sarah Burch Pat Butler Katrina Levine Jessica Krysty Kevin Underwood Sara Stohler Cooking Matters Volunteers >> (Continued) Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Lead Partner Report |


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