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Emphasis on small group activities which focus on life skills development- food buying, budgeting, meal preparation, sanitation & nutrition. Group members attend eight sessions where there is some time for socialization and support. All participate in food prepartion, serving and sharing a meal. Participants are given the exact grocery ingredients used in each meal to make for their family, and then report back to the group on the results.
Nutritionists from the penn state cooperative extension service provide the expertise for the food components of the super cupboard program.
Each session ends with a guest speaker or a tour.
The activities are based on the interests of the group members, and vary greatly. Interests range from personal care, relationships, parenting, job training, to weight reduction.
Groups run continuously and can be arranged for day or evening. Child care and transporation can be provided. Spanish speaking presentations are available.
Group membership is diverse. However, groups with specific needs can be arranged, such as; collectively focused, pregnant teens, adults returning from incarceration or other treatment.
Transportation can be provided
In-home services are possible