West Texas Food Bank to Host Cooking Classes

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Things are starting to cook over at the West Texas Food Bank.

They're getting ready to hold cooking classes for their clients in the next few weeks.

It's part of their nutrition education program.

A nutritionist will come in and teach families how to prepare healthy meals, all free of charge.

The Food Bank tells NewsWest 9, that's especially important for low income families who often face health problems.

"The rate of heart disease, diabetes, obesity is out of control and so many of  your low income people suffer from one or more of these diseases," Hyta Folsom with the West Texas Food Bank, said.

The goal of the cooking class is to prevent those health problems from happening.

The Food Bank is also planning on holding classes to teach clients how to make their own gardens and preserve the food.