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Arc of Monroe cooking class empowers people with disabilities

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The group graduated Thursday from the Cooking Matters program with Foodlink and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. (WHAM photo)

Henrietta, N.Y. (WHAM) - A group of people at the Arc of Monroe are now their own personal chefs!

The group graduated Thursday from the Cooking Matters program with Foodlink and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

The six-week course teaches people with disabilities how to cook healthy, shop healthy on a budget and know more about their food.

"It's about people walking away with new skills and things they can actually apply to their lives," said Alyssa VanValkenburg, who serves as the Nutrition Education Manager for Foodlink.

After each class, Foodlink's curbside market truck comes by to help people can buy the ingredients they need to cook at home. The curbside market carries fresh vegetables and fruits to help people eat healthier.

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