Common Threads is a national nonprofit that is providing virtual cooking and nutrition education programming during COVID-19 to help families in under-resourced communities make healthy and affordable food decisions in the grocery store, kitchen, and at the dinner table.
The event takes place on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 11-11:30am CT.
Explore our fall menu of recipes, featuring our favorite seasonal fruits and vegetables and incorporating budget friendly pantry staples. These are great options for your Thanksgiving meal or any day and your comfort cravings will be satisfied!
COVID-19 has transformed education, challenging educators to think differently about how to reach students. Throughout the pandemic, teachers have reported varying levels of success with the move to virtual learning.
It’s soup season! Indulge in our favorite fall comfort food with healthy soups, chilis, and stews. Our favorite recipes are “souper” easy to make and with a few tricks and treats can be a “souptacular” dish for a chilly fall day. Follow our easy ABC tips for cooking up a healthy bowl of soup.
Halloween may be different this year, but we can still keep the sweet, healthy, and fun! There’s tons of different ways to celebrate this Halloween is a safe and socially distanced way. Try our easy, kid-friendly, and festive recipes and bring the fun of Halloween to your own kitchen.
By Common Threads | Oct 16, 2020 Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 is the 75th celebration of World Food Day, a global day organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. This year, Common Threads is helping families in need by highlighting resources and...
*All events are in Central Time (CST).
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Firstly, I would like to thank you all for providing a virtual Summer Cooking Camp. It was not just a cooking experience, Eliza learned yoga, all about what is a fruit and what is a vegetable. They also read, had drawing lessons, and learned about healthy eating. Eilza was able to follow the lessons without falling behind. As per Eliza, her experience was fun and exciting. She really enjoyed it. Eating healthy is a practice we implement at home. But she learned new things like mixing fruits and meat together. And everything was delicious. Eliza’s favorite part of the cooking lessons is creating new foods and learning how her plate should look- rainbow plate. Excellent! Eliza enjoyed using all the supplies that were sent for her to use. Overally as a parent I give your program a 10 out of 10. It was very informative and full of new experiences for my daughter. Thank you for this opportunity.
Mercedez TorresParent, New York
This program is a phenomenal way for students to enjoy cooking and culture, while learning about making healthy lifestyle choices. At Colfax, we savor Common Threads as an integral after-school program for our students.
Casey WeissTeacher - Colfax Elementary, Pittsburgh, PA
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami is thankful to have such a strong community partner in Common Threads. During the COVID-19 crisis, our Littles and their families did not have enough food to eat. Thanks to Common Threads, hot food to cover four days was secured from Cafe La Trova. In times of crisis, humanity and partnership always win!
Gale NelsonPresident - Big Brothers Big Sisters, Miami, FL.
Please know that the Carrie P. Meek family is truly grateful for the support that the Common Threads program is providing to our families. Without the Common Threads program, we would not be able to do this good deed! In addition, we thank all involved in making provisions to our families in the form of gift cards to support them during this unprecedented time. I am personally thankful and appreciative for your-in kind gift to our families in need.
Marchel WoodsPrincipal - Carrie P. Meek Elementary, Miami, FL.
My training as a chef gives me the platform to help others, which is why I work with Common Threads and other community organizations. “I knew I could not be on the sidelines wishing someone would help, and I am grateful to be part of the solution.
Bill Kimchef-owner of Urbanbelly, Chicago, IL.
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Many of the communities in which we work will be especially vulnerable to the repercussions of the pandemic.