Celebrity Chef Candice Kumai Hosts Cooking Class with Feeding America’s Kids Café

National Pasta Association’s Chef Ambassador Educates and Provides Nutritious Meals to Kids in Need

Hillside, NJ (October 2011) – According to the USDA, over 16 million children lived in food insecure households in 2010. To help bring awareness and combat hunger in our local area, on Wednesday, October 26th, National Pasta Association’s Pasta Fits ambassador chef Candice Kumai will host a cooking class for The Community Food Bank of New Jersey’s Kids Café, a Feeding America after school meal service, providing free and prepared food and nutrition education to hungry children.

Chef Candice Kumai will show the children of Kids Café that healthy meals can be delicious and incorporate some of their favorite foods. In addition, Candice will discuss with attending parents nutritious meal options using affordable ingredients such as pasta which is on average only $1.40 per pound.

Media welcome to attend, please RSVP. Interview opportunities available.
Who: National Pasta Association and Chef Candice Kumai
What: Chef Candice Kumai hosts cooking class for the children of The Community Food Bank of New Jersey’s Kids Café
When: Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Where: The Community Food Bank of New Jersey, 31 Evans Terminal Hillside, NJ 07205

About National Pasta Association
The NPA is the trade association for the United States pasta industry. Founded in 1904, the NPA is comprised of manufacturing, industry supplier, and allied industry representatives. The organization provides leadership to the industry on public policy issues, serving as its voice in Washington, D.C. The NPA also forges alliances with key organizations, monitors and addresses technical issues, and organizes events and seminars for the industry. For additional information, please visit: www.pastafits.org or www.facebook.com/PastaFits

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