August 2020

Stinson & Associates, Inc. – DeKalb County

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Stinson & Associates, Inc. began as a place to provide employment service training and job preparation. Now, they are an organization that offers comprehensive services to enhance effectiveness and efficiency in peoples’ lives. This helps convey overall life success and serves individuals who experience barriers to employment.  

The staff’s commitment to the EFNEP program is what makes this community collaboration effective. They understand the mission of EFNEP and how it aligns with their mission of eliminating barriers to everyday tasks. The staff at Stinson & Associates have seen how their clients have utilized the skills taught through the EFNEP program to change their lives and their families, which has let to a consistent and robust partnership for six years 

January 2020

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The Salvation Army: Kroc Center-Augusta provides a safe gathering place to provide the Augusta community with facilities and trained professionals to nurture children and adult’s social skills, art appreciation, and athletic potential. The Salvation Army: Kroc Center-Augusta is truly a beacon of light and hope in the Augusta Community. 

The Kroc Center is extremely supportive of UGA Extension EFNEP. The board of directors views EFNEP as an integral partner to help provide a holistic approach to serving our community. 

The participants who have participated in the EFNEP “Food Talk” series have genuinely enjoyed and appreciated the evidence-based programming provided by Carmen. One participant from the Kroc Center recently shared while taking several exercise classes that she realized nutrition is a part of establishing good health habits as well. She learned about making healthy food choices, reading labels, seeing how much salt or sugar we should eat in a day and how much salt the average person does intake per day.

This EFNEP participant said, “Carmen, our teacher as awesome! She gave it to us straight. After taking this class lead by Carmen, I realized that with simple recipes to view, having them actually prepared in our class session, tasting them, and being shown what to do by an experienced teacher, I could do it too, and I did! 

The day after class, I made peach crumble! I’m so glad I took pictures because the next day, I ran into several EFNEP members, including my teacher, Carmen and proudly shared them!  As a result of taking this class, I shop for groceries differently, sanitize my kitchen more thoroughly and tried 2 of the recipes already, to my liking!”

We are thankful for our phenomenal partners who serve the people of Georgia and help families eat better for less! To learn more about our featured agency of the month, visit their website at https://augustakroc.org/about-us/ !

May 2018

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Union Mission, Inc. offers a wide range of services to prevent and end homelessness in the greater Savannah area. These services include housing assistance, behavioral counseling, life skills training, job training, and employment assistance.

UGA EFNEP has partnered with Union Mission for eight years to deliver nutrition education as a part of their culinary arts training program. Throughout the duration of this partnership, over 90% of program graduates have been placed in jobs within the food service industry. UGA EFNEP graduates receive special recognition during the Union Mission graduation ceremony, and some of the UGA Food Talk recipes have been incorporated into the menus that are served in homeless shelters throughout the city.

We are thankful for our phenomenal partners who serve the people of Georgia and help families eat better for less! To learn more about our featured agency of the month, visit their website at www.unionmission.org or connect with them on social media at https://www.facebook.com/pg/UMIsavannah.