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Dorothy Nichols, middle, received her course completion certificate from Shirley Woods, Founder of the Euell A Wilson Center and her instructor, Liz Murphy, right.


"Our HEALing Kitchen" is a "garden-to-kitchen" curriculum that provides knowledge and skill-building to increase fruit and vegetable selection, preparation, and consumption. This curriculum places emphasis on locally grown food and the benefits of eating a diet that is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fats, sugars, and processed foods. “Our HEALing Kitchen" can also help support other foundation missions of the house.


HEAL, sponsored by Parkview Health and St. Joseph Community Health Foundation, is now offering funding to enable local organizations and churches to offer cooking classes aimed at helping people learn new, fun, and affordable ways to integrate healthy foods into their daily diets. The sponsoring organizations realize the importance of fresh fruit and vegetable consumption on overall health and Our HEALing Kitchen classes have been successful in increasing daily consumption by participants from 1.2 cups of fruit to 1.7, and from 1.3 cups of vegetables to 1.7. Of the 308 who participated in 2016, the majority reported they had experienced health improvements and felt more energized when they started eating healthy foods.

Educational Opportunities and Resources

Our 2017 HEALing Kitchen Class Partners:

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Body of Christ Seventh-Day Adventist
Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne
Bridge of Grace
Carriage House
Catalpa Street
Come As You Are Community Church
Cornerstone Youth Center
Emmanuel Baptist
Emmanuel Lutheran
Erin's House for Grieving Children
Euell A. Wilson Center
Faith Lutheran Church
Fort Wayne Housing Authority
Fort Wayne Urban League
Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation
Genesis Outreach, Inc.
Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church
Harvest Word of Life
Haven Missionary Christian
Joshua's Temple
King's Chapel Assembly
New Zion Tabernacle
Peace Evangelical Lutheran
Pilgrim Baptist
Pine Hills City Church
Redemption House
Shepherd of the City Lutheran
Tabernacle Baptist Church
The Rose Home
Trinity United Methodist
Vincent Village
Women's Bureau