This June, Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s Family & Community Health Sciences Department will host its first annual virtual Feed a Family 5K and Wellness Walk.

FCHS is partnering with Rutgers Against Hunger to raise funds for New Jersey food pantries to stock their shelves with nutritious foods and also help families learn easy, tasty ways to use that food. Proceeds from the event will bring food to New Jersey food pantries and enable FCHS to teach families with limited food budgets how to shop for and cook healthy meals through virtual nutrition/cooking lessons, using the “Cooking Matters” curriculum.

“Cooking Matters” is an evidenced-based program that teaches families with limited food budgets how to shop for and cook healthy meals, via virtual cooking lessons, and has been doing so since 1993.