Sometimes when you least expect it, great things happen. In early 2015, Community Cooks reached out to Parenting Journey and offered us an incredible partnership opportunity: each month, Community Cooks volunteers would prepare a nutritious, home-style meal to be served to parents and children participating in a Parenting Journey group. We immediately jumped at the opportunity!
To understand the importance of this partnership opportunity one must understand the nature of Parenting Journey’s work. Our programs have been designed to create safe haven, where participants can share their experiences, thoughts, and feelings in an environment of safety, trust, and respect. Each week, group participants are invited to join together to share a meal. Not only is sharing a meal a way of connecting with others in the group, it’s also our way of showing respect which is hallmark of our program.
Providing a meal to all group members is important yet costly. Parenting Journey works hard to keep our programs accessible to all and the food support provided by Community Cooks has a huge impact,helping us keep our costs low so that we can continue to offer no-cost programs to all members of the community. We are so grateful to Community Cooks for their continued support. Click here to learn more about Community Cooks.