Marion Immerman began volunteering with our Vetri Cooking Lab program at McCall Elementary School last year. We asked her a few questions about her experience and what she’s looking forward to this upcoming semester. Thank you Marion for your support of Vetri Cooking Lab and the students that we serve!

Why do you volunteer with our Vetri Cooking Lab program?

Well, first of all, everyone should volunteer. And frankly, I chose Vetri because I like food.

What have you learned from Vetri Cooking Lab?

Besides a lot of great recipes? How — if I can subvert my organizational nature and let things flow more or less organically — almost always, in the time allotted, these kids complete and present a delicious meal. We oversee, but they are very capable.

What are you looking forward to this upcoming semester?

A whole bunch of eager new kids. Trying to learn the names that go along with the faces and personalities which, for me, are easier to track. For ten weeks, becoming a little family.

Interested in joining Vetri Community Partnership as a volunteer? We would love to have you! Visit