As part of promoting healthy eating habits among our members, our on-site organic garden offers twice-weekly classes that introduce our youth to the many benefits of growing one’s own food and using fresh produce. The APCH kitchen serves 4,000-5,000 freshly cooked meals every month. We also teach youth and parents to prepare meals that are economical, nutritious, and flavorful. A change in eating habits leads directly to reducing risks for diabetes, obesity and other shirt term and chronic health problems in our community. Free meals and snacks at APCH respond to unmet nutritional needs at home, and our weekly grocery distributions reduce families’ food costs.