Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor offers crock pot cooking class

Posted Feb. 28, 2012, at 11:24 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor will offer a crock pot cooking class 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at the church, 120 Park St. The class is for those who want to learn basic cooking skills on a limited budget. There is no charge for the class. It is intended for those in need and is part of church’s outreach efforts.

“We have not done this before,” said Becky Gunn, the church’s minister. “Previously, we’ve given $50 food vouchers. We wondered what we could do to help people use that $50 to make good food choices. We hope to be able to get 50 people enrolled. The important thing is that this church believes in helping people who need it. We’re hoping to make this an annual event.”

Attendees will learn about and sample tasty foods prepared by slow cooking. They also will receive a free crock pot and food supplies for two recipes. Gunn said the program is funded through the Minister’s Discretionary Fund.

The class will be taught by Gail Lane, Eat Well Program associate with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension of Penobscot County. Eat Well is a nutrition outreach program that targets limited-income families and TANF recipients.

Space is limited to 50 participants. Attendees must register for the class by calling the church office at 947-7009.

Those who wish to donate food to the program may email Vyvyenne Ritchie at vyvyenne.ritchie @gmail.com to learn specific foods that are needed.

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