Southern Ontario Church Puts Learning on the Menu

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What is a peeler? How do you make food at home from scratch?

Those are just some of the things that 40 kids ages 7 to 13 are learning at the Dresden (Ontario) Christian Reformed Church.

Once a month, the Let’s Cook program runs after school, promoting good nutrition and healthy eating, and imparting invaluable life skills.

Designed and managed by Brenda Goodreau, a member of the congregation, the program has been running for six years with the help of church and community volunteers.

Last year, Let’s Cook nearly ended when the public funds it was receiving were no longer available. However, when the possibility of closing the program was made public in the local newspaper, individuals and groups stepped in to keep it going and free for children.

“God, once again, surprised us with his provision!” said Goodreau.

—Raquel Flores Lunshof

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