HEALTHY FOOD PROGRAMS

Come, cook with us!

We offer a wide range of cooking programs and food skill classes for community members of all ages, experiences and backgrounds.

Some of the programs are free, and when they are not we offer bursaries, so everyone can enjoy them.

We also utilize volunteer kitchen assistants to help use present classes and workshops.

Interested in helping out in the kitchen? Sign up to volunteer!

Click here to view all of our special events, Healthy Food Programs and Gardening Workshops.

Vanier Soup Project – drivers needed

Volunteer drivers are needed to help with the Vanier Soup Project 2 days a week during the school year. this program feeds more than 800 children in 12 different schools each week. Individuals must be able to lift 25 pounds and have a reliable vehicle.  Volunteers will be compensated for fuel.

Interested? Email admin@LUSHValley.org or call Terri at 250-218-4952 (Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) f you would like more information.

Click here to watch a video about our collaboration with School District 71 and the Vanier Soup Program.

Thank you to the Comox Valley Youth Media Project for creating this video for us!

YOUNG COOKS

At Young Cooks, youth aged 6-14 learn to cook meals for themselves and their families, while building local food system knowledge, developing a positive relationship to healthy food, and learning to read and create recipes, in a safe, supported environment.

Classes include healthy twists on favorite recipes and easy to prepare, wholesome and nutritious appetizers, snacks, entrees, drinks and desserts. Students eat what they’ve prepared and take food home to share with their families.

YOUTH HOT MEAL

Youth Hot Meal Program, is a lunch program that provides opportunities for students to have access to nutritious food at school. The program helps students attend school well nourished and ready to learn, and helps schools develop a healthy concession, cafeteria or lunch program, shifting away from high salt and high sugar processed options.

COMMUNITY KITCHEN

At LUSH Valley we offer a variety of ongoing food skills workshops to community members of all ages, experience levels and backgrounds, based on community feedback and facilitated by our passionate and talented team of instructors. Whether you want to learn canning and preserving, bread baking, global cuisine, to batch cooking – we’ve got you covered.