On February 22, 2017, nearly seven years to the date of the first food summit in 2010, No More Empty Pots received the permit from Douglas County Health Department to become a licensed commercial commissary kitchen. How it all began: On February 27, 2010 about 40 community members attended a food summit at Family HousingContinue reading »
No More Empty Pots is no stranger to cooking demos at the library. For the past five years Washington Branch library of the Omaha Public Library system hosted a holiday cooking demonstration. This year was no exception. However for the first time, the youth participants were all young men under 18. One participant, Donald, is a student at North High Magnet and shared that he will get extra credit for engaging in the class on Saturday.
Susan and Neva took turns leading the class to create three seasonal recipes. Our fearless participants read the ingredients and instructions to group, tested each recipe, diligently tasting the product and eagerly offering suggestions of salt, vanilla extract, jalapenos, etc.
When youth grow food they are more likely to eat it. The same happens when they prepare a dish. Each participant tasted each edition of the recipe to determine what would make it taste better. Once satisfied with the changes, they ate it all! Each went home with leftover ingredients and recipes so that they could try their hands at making the dishes at home. Probably the most encouraging quote of the day, “I’m going to sign my mom up for this class!”
See you in 2017 at the library!
Read and/or download the recipes here. Enjoy!
Meet Mary and Myra, two sisters on a journey to improving their health by eating healthier foods. Mary and Myra enrolled in the Community Market Basket program this year. The fresh produce plays a key role in the sister’s quest to eat better and live better. Negative health issues prompted Mary and Myra to eatContinue reading »
Brandie connected to No More Empty Pots through the Community Market Basket (CMB) program with box distribution at Nelson Mandela Elementary. On pickup day early in the season, Brandie shared that she had a degree in Nutrition Education and wanted to find ways to put her education to work for No More Empty Pots. SheContinue reading »
Since November a few teen parents at Blackburn have been exploring new foods, expanding their palates and learning food preparation techniques with staff from No More Empty Pots. The first session was new to everyone and featured whole wheat wraps with hummus and sauteed kale. Kale was new to all the students. We discussed theContinue reading »
In less than an hour, the second annual Omaha Gives! event by Omaha Community Foundation will get started. Over 500 organizations are competing for prizes and matching dollars. All funds go to supporting activities that will impact the lives of many Omaha residents. No More Empty Pots is also participating. You can give to usContinue reading »
In February No More Empty Pots received an invitation from Campus Kitchens to attend the first ever Food Waste & Hunger Summit and deliver a session on Poverty & Authentic Leadership. The event was well organized and well attended by smart energetic students working to maximize on-campus and community resources to address hunger issues inContinue reading »
No More Empty Pots is fortunate to have dedicated supporters, donors, collaborators, and volunteers. From connecting to resources to giving of time and money to identifying people and groups to help, you make it happen. But sometimes when trying to explain No More Empty Pots to someone else, it may be a little difficult. SoContinue reading »
Anna at the Washington Branch Library of the Omaha Public Library system is a real asset. She was looking for someone to deliver a cooking demonstration for one of the many library programs at the Washington Branch. With the date getting closer and closer without a chef, No More Empty Pots stepped in to help.Continue reading »
No More Empty Pots (NMEP) serves as a conduit for collaboration among diverse groups and individuals on the pathway to community food security and self-sufficiency. To that end, periodically NMEP may share guest blog posts from food professionals in our community. The opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s). Let us know what youContinue reading »