class-a-roll - mobile learning kitchen

One of Central Virginia’s first mobile learning kitchens, Class-A-Roll provides a fun and interactive way to learn a skill that is the foundation of a healthy life-cooking! Class-A-Roll is a part of Bon Secours Virginia’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative, which provides Good Help to the most vulnerable.

Cook. Eat. Live.

To equip kids, adults, and families with skills for a healthier life, we provide hands-on learning experiences through healthy cooking activities, recipe and food tastings, garden-based classes, and nutrition education. Class-A-Roll is collaborating with many organizations and individuals to provide cooking and nutrition programs throughout the community.

Teaching kids and families where food comes from is an important element of health and nutrition, which is why we get our hands dirty in the garden- not just the kitchen!  Additionally, we source produce from local farmers and nearby urban gardens whenever possible and help link families to fresh, affordable food in their own communities.

For more information

To learn more, please contact classaroll@bshsi.org.

We are committed to our mission of bringing Good Help to Those in Need.  We fulfill the mission of Bon Secours by providing our services and outreach to the underserved communities, with a deeper investment in Richmond’s East End and Southside neighborhoods. To request Class-A-Roll’s participation in your community activity, please complete the following form http://va.bonsecours.com/class-a-roll/.

"Roll" with us and find out our upcoming activities on Bon Secours Richmond Facebook page. Weekly recipe highlights can also be found on the Bon Secours Movin' Mania Facebook page.

Upcoming Events

Put on your apron and get in on the fun! Join us for these free events, no registration required! 

February Events:

31st Street Baptist Church Farm Stand Education
February 26th, 11-1 pm
Located in the cafeteria on the bottom floor of the church
Class-a-Roll, in partnership with Tricycle Gardens, will be provided samples of Daikon Radish Citrus Salad to highlight some of the items Tricycle is growing.

March Events:

Healthy Corner Store Launch – Six Points and Tiger Mart
March 13th, 12pm & 2:30pm
2933 2nd Avenue, Richmond (Six Points) 200 West Hill Street, Richmond (Tiger Mart)                 
In partnership with Tricycle Gardens, the Class-A-Roll will assist with cooking demonstrations at two new stores, which will each feature a section of healthy, local produce. The stores will be stocked with fresh, affordable produce year round.

Healthy Corner Store Launch – Triple 7
March 27th, 12pm
404 Westover Hills Blvd, Richmond
In partnership with Tricycle Gardens, the Class-A-Roll will assist with a cooking demonstration at this new corner store, which will feature a new section for healthy, local produce.

We are also part of other active programs including:

St. Joseph’s Villa Snack Program
February 27th 
Our educator will be prepping the students in the career transitions program at St. Joesph's Villa on how to make Kale and White Bean Soup as part of the Healthy Snack Program, featuring produce from Shalom Farms. Students will then make the newly learned recipe for all of the students the next day.

St. Joseph’s Villa Snack Program
March 6th and March 20th
Our educator will be prepping the students in the Healthy Snack Program on how to make two recipes: Healthy 7-Layer Dip Cups and Pesto Veggie Rolls Ups, featuring produce from Shalom Farms.

Growing Chefs program at Peter Paul Development Center & Anna Julia Cooper School
March 17th & 20th
Class-A-Roll’s educator will be guiding the 5th grade students in a cooking class featuring our harvest of the month, carrots. The students will be rolling their own Spring Rolls!

ChildSavers Renewal Training
March 28th
Our educators will be assisting ChildSavers with their childcare provider training where they will be discussing nutrition requirements for children and demonstrating easy snack recipes to get children involved!

 

Volunteer with Class-A-Roll 

The work we do with Class-A-Roll would not be possible without the help of volunteers!  There are a variety of exciting and fruitful volunteer opportunities including assistance with food preparation, special events, cooking demonstrations and hands-on education programs.  Interested volunteers will be asked to complete a Bon Secours volunteer application which may include a request for references, background check, and TB testing.  Additionally, to ensure food safety, the volunteer will be asked to complete a brief training of important food safe handling procedures.

Interested in volunteering? Please email classaroll@bshsi.org

To help us match our needs to your interests, please include the following information:

1. Why you are interested in volunteering with Class-A-Roll?

2. When you are available (weekends, daytime, evenings)?

3. What events and tasks most interest you?

 

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