Food for Thought: Fresh Herbs & Gardening

Whether you have a raised bed or potted garden, save some space to plant fresh herbs. Fresh herbs add vibrant flavors to your meals and also provide a variety of nutritional benefits. Since fresh herbs are plants, they have phytochemicals...

Food for Thought: Nutrition Facts Label

The month of March is National Nutrition Month! We asked our Nutritionist, Tara Bledsoe, to share with us her best tips and practices for understanding Nutrition Facts labels. Here is what she shared with us: In recent years, the Nutrition...

Food for Thought: Heart Health & Nutrition

In honor of National Heart Month, Vetri Community Partnership’s Nutritionist, Tara Bledsoe, talked to us about us heart health and nutrition!  What foods are good for the heart? Following a healthy eating pattern that includes a variety of fruits and...

Welcome New Board Members!

We are thrilled to be welcoming three new members to our Board of Directors! Get to know our new members: Jill Durovsik: Jill joins us as former volunteer and member of My Daughter’s Kitchen that she particpated in along with...

#VCPeople Lexi Donahue & Mar Sherman

Meet the newest members of the VCP team, Lexi & Mar!  Lexi has joined our team as a Vetri Cooking Lab Program Coordinator and Mar joins us as our new EAT360 Program Educator. We are thrilled to have them both...

Tara’s Food for Thought: Nutritional Benefits of Canned Food

Many Americans use canned foods for affordability and convenience. However, canned foods also have unexpected nutritional benefits. Research has shown that Americans who frequently eat canned foods take in more nutrient-dense foods and get significantly more vitamins, minerals, and fiber than those who infrequently eat canned foods.    Canned foods are an...

Food as a Community with Marc Vetri

During this month of December we have been asking the question “What does food mean to you?” as we celebrate “Food as a Community”. We had a thoughtful conversation with our Co-Founder, Marc Vetri to get his insight on what...

A Conversation with Henry from Hopeworks

Our pal Henry from Hopeworks shared with us how our Vetri Community Partnership cooking classes have impacted him and inspired him to take up cooking regularly again. Henry shared with us: “I have not eaten vegetables in a long time...

Food as a Community

As we reflect back on a year of full of growth and learning we want to take a deeper look at how food and learning the skills to cook a meal has impacted and shaped the lives of our staff members, our...