Goodwill Teaches Teens To Cook On A Budget

Posted at 3:50 PM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 20:29:22-04

A group of teens in the Goodwill’s Summer Job Readiness Program learned how to cook on a budget by taking a trip to the grocery store then making a complete dinner with the purchases.

Each year several teenagers get the chance to take part in Goodwill's program.

Tuesday, they took a field trip to Kroger where they had to shop for only the things on their list and stick to their $50 budget.

After shopping, the teens went back to Goodwill Headquarters and made a meal of pork chops, green beans and mac and cheese all by themselves.

Goodwill's Program Manager, Rebecca Tarango, explained why she thought it's important for them to learn these skills at their age.

"One day they're gonna be cooking meals and buying food for their own families and be able to have a certain amount and know how much they can spend, how much they make, and to be able to put all that math together,” said Tarango.

Over the course of the summer they will also participate in mock interviews with Apple One and college prep workshops, as well as volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank.