Wegmans Food Markets sponsored 10 matches from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County for a healthy eating/cooking workshop titled “Food & Friendship” at the Sheridan Drive location in Williamsville. The goal of the workshop was to spread the “Eat Well. Live Well.” message in a fun and interactive class. Taught by a trained Wegmans staff member, the workshop was a hands-on experience for the Little Brothers and Little Sisters, ages 6-10, and their mentors. The 90-minute session included a tour of the produce section, trying new fruits and making recipes that could be duplicated in future outings between the child and their Big Brother or Big Sister mentor. The matches enjoyed helping in food preparation of simple recipes and learning about making healthier food choices.

The “Food & Friendship” workshop was donated by Wegmans in celebration of National Mentoring Month. Four of the Bigs, who participated in the program with their Littles, are Wegman’s employees! Thank you to Wegmans for sharing with us this wonderful opportunity and your incredible employees as volunteers for our program!

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