Mitchell-based Time at the Table expanding to Sioux FallsNonprofit’s Kitchen Kids program, which builds cooking confidence in youth, to offer new session.
Time at the Table is growing and making room for more people at its table.
The nonprofit organization, based in Mitchell and focused on reconnecting families around the dinner table, is expanding to Sioux Falls.
“We provide resources to organizations and families with an underlying message of becoming self-sustainable utilizing our three ingredients for success: meal management, creating conversations and table time,” said founder Billy Mawhiney.
Kitchen Kids began in fall 2010 at Validus Prep Academy, a public school in The Bronx, N.Y., before Mawhiney moved to Mitchell and launched the initial Kitchen Kids at the James Valley Community Center, where kids learned to make pasta, marinara and even mozzarella from scratch.
Time at the Table will host a twoseries class for children in grades 3-8 on two Saturdays, Nov. 3 and 17, at the Cross Pointe Baptist Church, Sioux Falls, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost for both sessions is $40, but scholarships are available upon requests.
“We have one simple premise for Kitchen Kids and that is to create ‘cooking confidence,’ ” Mawhiney said. “In a world full of convenience and an obesity epidemic at hand, we take a ‘back to our roots’ approach. In a survey from our participants this summer, we have found that 83 percent of kids who participate show an increase in fruit and vegetable consumption after attending our classes. The overall response has been encouraging, and we felt it was time to grow.”
Registrations for Mitchell classes closes today.
For more info or to register, email email@example.com, call (605) 550-0335 or visit timeatthetable.org.