Hudson Valley nonprofit teaches veterans how to cook
A Hudson Valley nonprofit is helping teach veterans how to cook.
Second Chance Foods brought locally-grown foods ready to be turned into a meal to veterans at the Senator Vincent Leibell Putnam County Veterans Residence on Tuesday evening.
Veterans chopped vegetables, cooked soup and created their own foil-packet meals with the help of Second Chance Foods.
Second Chance Foods is a nonprofit that rescues produce from local farms, restaurants and grocery stores throughout the Hudson Valley that can no longer be sold. It then distributes it to communities that need it most.
There are 11 veterans who currently live at the Putnam County Veterans Residence. Some of the veterans were previously homeless or on the verge of being homeless.
Executive Director Martha Elder believes cooking a meal with veterans provides something one can't put a price on.
Employees from Second Chance Foods visit the Putnam County Veterans Residence every month. The nonprofit is always looking for volunteers and donations.