Monday, March 14, 2011

Get Cooking!: a Collaboration between New Foundry Ventures, People’s Grocery, and Lifelong Medical Care

We believe healthy food should be available to all, regardless of income. We also believe that cooking healthy food for and with our families has become a lost skill in today’s fast paced world. Cooking healthy food at home seems too expensive or takes too much time or isn’t convenient. But, these things do not have to be true. Cooking healthy food can be cheap. It can be quick. It can be convenient. We also believe there is a strong link between food and our health and the health of our community.

With these thoughts in mind, we developed a new venture – Get Cooking! It is a community cooking club where folks come together to prepare and assemble ready-to-cook meals for the week while they learn some basic cooking skills with a chef who will also share important information about health, nutrition, and food justice. Get Cooking! is intended to be a practical and fun way to help busy folks with limited access to healthy foods get a healthy, affordable meal on the dinner table – fast!

We are excited to be partnering with two amazing organizations – People’s Grocery and LifeLong Medical Care – to pilot Get Cooking! in West Oakland in March 2011.

If you are interested in learing more about our venture, seeing how you could contribute, or if you are a West Oakland resident interested in participating, please contact Kari Ness Riedel at