class-a-roll - mobile learning kitchen

One of Central Virginia’s first mobile learning kitchens, Class-A-Roll provides a fun and interactive way to learn a skill that is the foundation of a healthy life-cooking! Class-A-Roll is a part of Bon Secours Virginia’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative, which provides Good Help to the most vulnerable.

Cook. Eat. Live.

To equip kids, adults, and families with skills for a healthier life, we provide hands-on learning experiences through healthy cooking activities, recipe and food tastings, garden-based classes, and nutrition education. Class-A-Roll is collaborating with many organizations and individuals to provide cooking and nutrition programs throughout the community.

Teaching kids and families where food comes from is an important element of health and nutrition, which is why we get our hands dirty in the garden- not just the kitchen!  Additionally, we source produce from local farmers and nearby urban gardens whenever possible and help link families to fresh, affordable food in their own communities.

For more information

To learn more, please contact classaroll@bshsi.org.

We are committed to our mission of bringing Good Help to Those in Need.  We fulfill the mission of Bon Secours by providing our services and outreach to the underserved communities, with a deeper investment in Richmond’s East End and Southside neighborhoods. To request Class-A-Roll’s participation in your community activity, please complete the following form http://va.bonsecours.com/class-a-roll/.

"Roll" with us and find out our upcoming activities on Bon Secours Richmond Facebook page. Weekly recipe highlights can also be found on the Bon Secours Movin' Mania Facebook page.

Upcoming Events

Put on your apron and get in on the fun! Join us for these free events, no registration required! 

June Events:

Robinson Theater Kick-Off Block Party
June 12th, 5pm-7pm
2903 Q Street, Richmond, VA 23223
Join the Class-A-Roll at the annual Summer Block Party hosted by the Robinson Theater. This event welcomes the community to enjoy food, face painting, entertainment, and the kick-off of the seasonal farmer’s market.

Bon Secours Cancer Survivors Day 2015
June 13th, 11am-1pm
Richmond Community Hospital, 1500 N. 28th St., Richmond, VA 23223
Class-A-Roll will attend Richmond Community Hospital’s first celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day. Join us to taste samples of healthy-cancer fighting foods. This day is a way for cancer survivors, their families, and their communities to inspire, encourage and celebrate life while raising awareness about cancer.

Corner Farm City-Wide Launch
June 25th, 12pm-2pm
Tiger Mart - 200 West Hill Street, Richmond, VA 23223
The Class-A-Roll will join the First Lady of Virginia, Mrs. Dorothy McAuliffe, her Executive Chef, Chris Blain, Tricycle Gardens, and community members to celebrate the launch of the next Healthy Corner Store. The current 11 stores within this Initiative will be stocked with fresh, local and affordable produce year round. Visit www.tricyclegardens.org to learn more and see the corner stores involved.

Bon Secours Virginia Check Your Health Day
June 27th, 11am-3pm
2401 W. Leigh Street, Richmond, VA 23220
Class-A-Roll will be at the Bon Secours Check Your Health Day presented by Bon Secours Men’s Health. Join us to taste samples of healthy, seasonal food. The event will include free screenings, a variety of booths, and a mock NFL combine for men of all ages.

July Events:

Healthy Corner Store  - Corner Farm
July22nd, 3pm-5pm
Tiger Mart - 200 West Hill Street, Richmond, VA                   
In partnership with Tricycle Gardens, the Class-A-Roll will assist with cooking demonstrations at two new stores, which will each feature a section of healthy, local produce. The stores will be stocked with fresh, affordable produce year round.

Healing Garden Workshop
July 27th, 12-1pm
Memorial Regional Medical Center, 8260 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, VA
Join the Class-A-Roll and Tricycle Gardens at Memorial Regional Medical Center for a lunch and learn featuring  XXXX. Stay for a tour of the Bon Secours Healing Garden.  This garden helps provide produce and herbs for the Class-A-Roll programs. Please register at classaroll@bshsi.org.

We are also part of other active programs including:

Simply Fresh
June 10th
SimplyFresh is a series of interactive cooking demonstration offered exclusively for Bon Secours employees. This initiative was inspired by a mutual passion for good tasting food, prepared simply.

Mobile Food Pantry - Vernon J. Harris
June 11th
In partnership with FeedMore, Class-A-Roll will assist with a food tasting and recipe information that will feature a healthy preparation option for food received at the pantry.

Movin' Mania Summer Camp
June 22nd & June 24th
Class-A-Roll’s educators will be guiding rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders of the Movin’ Mania summer camp in an interactive lessons on preparing healthy lunches. The students will build their own “salads in a jar” and rice noodle bowls to beat the heat of the summer.

Prescription Produce Plan - Hillside Court Community
July 9th
In partnership with Shalom Farms and Greater Richmond Fit4Kids, the Class-A-Roll will lead a hands-on cooking class to equip families with the skills and knowledge to prepare healthy, delicious meals with the seasonal produce they receive from the program. The Prescription Produce Plan equips communities with skills, knowledge, and good food options necessary to overcome preventable illnesses associated with unhealthy diets.

Mobile Food Pantry - Hillside Court Community
July 28th
In partnership with FeedMore, Class-A-Roll will assist with a food tasting and recipe information that will feature a healthy preparation option for food received at the pantry.

Volunteer with Class-A-Roll 

The work we do with Class-A-Roll would not be possible without the help of volunteers!  There are a variety of exciting and fruitful volunteer opportunities including assistance with food preparation, special events, cooking demonstrations and hands-on education programs.  Interested volunteers will be asked to complete a Bon Secours volunteer application which may include a request for references, background check, and TB testing.  Additionally, to ensure food safety, the volunteer will be asked to complete a brief training of important food safe handling procedures.

Interested in volunteering? Please email classaroll@bshsi.org

To help us match our needs to your interests, please include the following information:

1. Why you are interested in volunteering with Class-A-Roll?

2. When you are available (weekends, daytime, evenings)?

3. What events and tasks most interest you?

 

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