Location

1100 W. Allen St,

Bloomington, IN

47403

Pantry Hours

Monday - Friday 

noon - 6 pm 

Contact

812-355-6843

To contact staff, 

click here.

 

MHC's Nutrition Education program creates space for Hub patrons and community members to share skills like how to cook healthy meals at home, select the most nutritious foods on a tight budget, and preserve homegrown food. 

 

We offer in-pantry cooking demonstrations and sample, recipes and handouts, and a lending library of cookbooks and other resources. We also offer full-length workshops on a number of topics, including Waterbath Canning, Piemaking, Baby Food and more! 

 

Our approach to nutrition education focuses on basic, whole foods as the building blocks for simple, made-from-scratch meals - as enjoyable to cook as they are to eat. On our shelves, patrons find simple recipes for unfamiliar foods like kohlrabi, Swiss chard or goat yogurt. Volunteers help prepare dishes from seasonal produce and low-cost ingredients, then offer samples during pantry hours. These tasty interactions allow for story telling, recipe sharing and insightful discussions about food traditions and healthy living.

 

 

Weekly Nutrition Programs

 

Kids Cook

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15-5 pm 

Join us in the Hub Kitchen to get cooking! Every Tuesday and Thursday, kids can learn basic cooking skills, try out exciting new recipes, and cook with vegetables fresh from the garden. This program is drop-in, and open for all ages.

 

 

 

Monthly Workshops

 

The Hub offers a range of nutrition workshops each season. We schedule workshops based on seasonal-availability of ingredients, community members' identified topics of interest, and local partnerships. Our workshops are hands-on, so that participants get to try things out for themselves, experiment together in the kitchen, and enjoy the finished product they helped make. 

 

For a full schedule of workshops, visit our calendar page by clicking here

 

 

Looking for Hub Recipes? 

 

Sometimes you just need a simple, tried-and-true recipe.

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Nutrition Education