I recently came across a letter written to a Cooking Matters volunteer team during a class session back in 2012. It really hit home with me and I thought it was too precious not to share with you all as a refresher into why we do the work we do.
“I am writing this with the novelty pen which I received as one of many awards for simply attending your ‘cooking matters’ class. The rewards for time spent in that class have been equally numerous, though intangible.
The micro-wave has taken its proper place as a convenience- not means of survival.
I have lost the phobia of foods which require prep and cook timing but are naturally nutritious.
I am now, happily, at one with my oven and regard it as a friend and not as a factor in multiple explosions, erosive oozing, or deadly fires.
It has actually become a helpmate when it comes to
…preparing a meal for someone other than myself,
…making friends because I can prepare a meal for others than myself!
Though I was taught in early school years the value of good nutrition and the importance of a balanced diet, I had forgotten the equation. It was a brand-new learning experience.
How to achieve this was indeed, a much needed lesson learned.
What can you say about our instructors? A lot, In a very condensed form- Great!
It must be difficult to find a trio of people who are relaxed, friendly, in tune with timing subject matter and attentive to their students simultaneously.
Thanks for giving your time to make our time well spent.
Hopefully this little note of gratitude gave you as much inspiration as it did for me. This is why we do it. Changing lives and helping others. You are all appreciated so much by both Dare to Care and the participants you work with in our Cooking Matters classes. Thanks for all you do!