What hosts can expect from Hunger Free Vermont

1. Funding for The Learning Kitchen is provided to cover the cost of producing food samples for 6 lessons ($150 limit) and to provide for instructors ($300 limit)*.

Stipend payments will be issued directly to the instructor(s). The $300 stipend allowance can be used to compensate a person, or be divided among people who are delivering The Learning Kitchen lessons. 

*In the past HFVT raised private funds to cover the cost of take-home groceries and full-sized portions for the recipes prepared during the class. HFVT is no longer able to cover these costs. Food served in class is limited to sample-sized food portions. Host sites wishing to offer a meal at the end of the class or provide ingredients for participants to take home would need to seek additional funding or donations from other sources for those purposes. Hunger Free Vermont may be able to help you identify additional funding sources in your area; contact us to ask about this.

2. An Instructor Guide will be provided to assist the chef and nutrition educator in leading The Learning Kitchen at your site. The Guide will be provided via a web link where they can be downloaded so you can print your own copy. If needed, you may request a hard copy which will need to be returned to HFVT upon the completion of your series. 

3. Materials to use for leading The Learning Kitchen activities. These teaching aids will belong to the host site and can be used again when hosting The Learning Kitchen in the future. They will not need to be returned to Hunger Free Vermont.

4. Recipes for participants to take home. Each participant will receive a set of recipe cards to reinforce the recipes learned in class. 

5. Reinforcement items for class participants to promote lesson messages or reinforce completion of take-home challenges or program graduation at the final class. Hunger Free Vermont will provide these items to the host. Leftover reinforcement items will need to be returned to HFVT.

6. Information to share with your community, including parent letters (for youth series), blurbs for your own newsletters or website, and follow-up e-newsletters for participants and parents that reinforce lesson messages and offer new tips and information.

7. Support and assistance throughout the process of planning and hosting a Learning Kitchen series at your site.