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FREE Cooking Classes Launched To Promote Wellness In Southeast Fort Wayne

In an effort to address food insecurity, local nonprofits are partnering up to launch free cooking nutrition classes in Southeast Fort Wayne. Sponsored by Parkview Health and St. Joseph Community Health Foundation, Our HEALing Kitchen is a program that aims to help Fort Wayne residents learn to prepare healthy meals using fresh produce.

Faith-based non-profit, Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries Center (BGCMC), is one of the organizations that will host Our HEALing Kitchen classes this summer. Beginning the third week of July, BGCMC will host a total of nine (9) classes, three (3) for each of the major language groups represented in their neighborhood: Burmese-speakers, English-speakers, and Spanish- speakers.

Classes are entirely free and will take place at 5100 Gaywood Drive. The class schedule for each of the targeted language groups is as follows:

· Burmese Community: 1:00- 3:00pm

o Wednesday, July 27th

o Wednesday, August 3rd

o Wednesday, August 10th

· English-Speaking Community: 6:00pm- 8:00 pm

o Tuesday, July 19th

o Tuesday, July 26th

o Tuesday, August 2nd

· Spanish-Speaking Community: 6:00pm- 8:00 pm

o Thursday, July 28th

o Thursday, August 4th

o Thursday, August 11th

Classes are open to the whole family, but registration is required. Children under the age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

To register, or receive additional information, please contact BGCMC Community Development Coordinator Réna Bradley at (260) 744-4446.