Through Plenty, our culinary & nutritional education program, Lovin’ Spoonfuls provides our beneficiaries and those they serve with the education, tools and know-how they need to store, prepare and further-utilize the food that we deliver to them. The primary goals include fresh, resourceful preparation and the simultaneous efficiency and minimization of kitchen waste and excess. Plenty is supported by BNY Mellon/The Alice P. Chase Trust.
At Lovin’ Spoonfuls, our mission is to reduce avoidable food waste. Since 2010, our focus has been connecting excess food with those who are unable to access fresh, healthy food – with particular attention to a model of distribution. With constant improvements and progress, we’ve digitized our inventory system and created a niche logistical model – allowing us to have greater impact. The next phase of our work, naturally, is to continue extending the ‘life’ of food, and create opportunities for peripheral impact. Food is a natural multiplier, and as an organization we have a wealth of support offering tremendous opportunity. This program, in line with our values and founding principles, connects our culinary support system to our beneficiaries offering:
- Cooking demonstrations with recipes that promote healthy & efficient preparation
- Food storage demonstrations, tips and education
- Nutritional seminars for cooks, social service centers, and individuals
- Food recovery / waste minimization tips & education
- Informational cards highlighting nutrition information, storage and preparation tips, and recipes, for lesser known produce
- Money-saving strategies for whole ingredient cooking: i.e. chicken bones, shellfish shells, vegetable scraps for soups and broths, repurposing day old bread to casseroles / stuffings etc, learning to use stems & greens of different vegetables for sauces, and more opportunities to use whole foods
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