Strengthening families, one meal at a time

Family Dinners Matter

There is extensive research demonstrating the many benefits of family meals. Kids do better in school, families communicate more, there is less alcohol and drug use among teens, leading to enhanced well-being. However, the national trend is that fewer and fewer families are sharing family meals.

Beyond Food Access

In many of our urban neighborhoods, fresh, healthy and affordable food is not readily accessible. Locally, organizations are working to alleviate this problem. Placing healthy food in these low access areas is a first step, but for those who aren't familiar with these healthier options, we need to reach beyond access and provide education and support.

Sunday Suppers makes a difference

Families attending Sunday Suppers make changes in what they are eating, how they prepare food and making family meals a priority. Participants are trying new foods and are using healthier cooking techniques. And they are drinking less soda and fewer sugary beverages. Their decisions about food and nutrition benefit the entire family.

From The Blog

Cabbage with Caraway


Ingredients: • ½ large cabbage • ½ large onion • 3 T. olive oil • 1 T. caraway seeds • Salt & pepper Directions: 1. Take the hard core out of the cabbage and slice very thin. Slice onion very thin. 2. Heat a pan and add olive oil and onions, sprinkle with salt and […]

Stuffed Peppers


Ingredients: • 4 large green, yellow or red peppers • 1 lb. ground turkey • 1 c. cooked rice • ¼ c. chopped onion • 2 garlic cloves minced • 24 oz. tomato sauce (divided into 16 and 8 oz.) • 5 T. Taco seasoning* (set aside 1 T.) Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. […]

Kale Chips


Ingredients: • 1 bunch kale, washed and thoroughly dried • 2 T. olive oil • Sea salt, for sprinkling Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 275°. 2. Remove the ribs from the kale and cut leaf into 1½ inch pieces. 3. Lay on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil and salt (or you […]

Pickles in 3 days


Ingredients: • 1 qt. jar with a metal or plastic lid • 3 small cucumbers • 5 sprigs of fresh dill • 2-4 cloves of garlic crushed • 3 T. white vinegar • ½ -1 T. kosher salt • Distilled or spring water Directions: 1. Cut the pickles into discs or sandwich slices and add […]

Apple Crisp


Ingredients: • 6 apples – peeled, cored, and diced • ½ c. butter, melted • 1 c. all-purpose flour • 1 c. white sugar • 1 c. quick-cooking oats • 2 T. ground cinnamon, divided • ¼ c. butter, cut into pieces Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350°. 2. Put apples in a 9×13 inch […]

Black Bean, Corn & Chicken Enchilada Casserole


serves 6 Ingredients: • 1 lb. boneless chicken breast • 2 T. oil • ½ c. onions, sliced • 1 pepper, diced • 1 garlic clove, minced • 1 c. black beans rinsed and drained • ½ c. salsa • ½ c. corn • 1 tsp. cumin • ½ tsp. oregano • Salt • 6 […]

Braised Chicken with tomatoes, garlic & capers


6-8 pieces of chicken (I use thighs and legs because they stay moist) olive oil 4 garlic cloves, sliced thinly or minced 1 large onion, peeled, halved and sliced thinly 1/2 cup chicken stock or water 1 ½ pounds fresh diced tomatoes or 24oz can diced tomatoes 1 Tbsp dried rosemary salt & pepper 2 […]

Vegetarian Ravioli Lasagna


serves 4-6 • Olive oil • 1 package ravioli cooked halfway • 1 jar marinara (check the label – get one with less sugar and calories) • 1 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese & ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese mixed together • 2 cups of chopped vegetables (examples: zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, red peppers, mushrooms) […]

Spring Supper – May 28, 2014


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Cheesy Chicken Casserole


This is an incredibly easy, fast and affordable one dish meal. It includes lean protein, fresh vegetables and whole grain pasta. Enjoy! Ingredients: • 1 lb. whole wheat pasta • 3 T. olive oil • 1 lb. boneless chicken breast cut into bite size pieces • 2 c. vegetables in bite size pieces (spinach, broccoli, […]

Do you have items you can donate?


There are some things that we need for our program. Many of us have kitchen and dining items stored away that we are not using. If you have any of the items below, please email Linda at Thanks • card tables • round tables that seat 4-6 • 6-8 ounce glasses • dishtowels • […]

New Neighborhood Grocery Store Increased Awareness Of Food Access But Did Not Alter Dietary Habits Or Obesity


National and local policies to improve diet in low-income US populations include increasing physical access to grocery stores and supermarkets in underserved neighborhoods. In a pilot study that evaluated the impacts of opening a new supermarket in a Philadelphia community considered a “food desert”—part of the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative—we found that the intervention […]

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