Passing on Black Cultural Food Traditions to Future Generations


Families will receive:

  • A complete family meal for the evening featuring produce from local Black farmers
  • A “Featured Dish” Kit: all the ingredients for preparing the featured dish of the evening
  • A stipend for participation and feedback
  • Resources: Family food activities, nutrition information, community resources


Enjoy a meal featuring produce from local Black Farmers


Share your cooking traditions with the next generation


Learn a recipe tradition from a local Black “Grandma”

About the Program

Grandma’s Hands is a platform for Black grandmothers to share family recipes and food traditions with future generations. The program provides a bag of fresh produce grown by Black farmers and brings everyone together virtually to learn how to prepare the featured recipe together. The Grandma’s Hands program today is the collective gift that Black Grandmas from our community have given us.

How to Participate

Grandma's Hands event take place from 5-7 pm on the following Saturdays.

April 17th

May 15th

June 12th

July 17th

August 21st

September 18th

October 16th

November 6th


Register for the upcoming Grandma's Hands session using the link below. On the day of the session, click the Zoom link to join the live class.

Live too far away to pick up an event food kit? You can still join us in the spirit of community. Purchase the ingredients for the featured dish and download the Featured Recipe of the month here. Then join the live cooking event to connect with others and see how to make the dish.

Grandma's Hands in the News


For more information about the Grandma's Hands program, contact Chuck Smith at 503-502-2965 or