Thursday, August 22, 2013


The EAT Program

Affirmed Housing is proud to introduce EAT!  A collaboration between the non profit Love Your Lunchbox and Affirmed, the EAT program provides free cooking classes to Affirmed Housing residents to encourage healthy eating.  EAT will accomplish this goal through Education, providing the necessary Access, and giving people the Tools they need to live and eat healthy.  Our new program corresponds with the state wide food stamps system called CALFresh (federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  The EAT program consists of four 2- hour classes taught by professional chefs, Julie Darling and Marguerite Grifka. The first set of classes has already begun at Solterra, a recently completed Senior Affordable Housing community located in El Cajon.  The classes have been well received and the senior residents have been eager to participate.  We at AHG are very excited about this new opportunity that will enhance our resident’s lives by introducing new ways to prepare healthy, affordable, timely meals.