Charlie Cart

Nutrition Education

Sally Beck at the Charlie Cart cooking Colcannon.

In 2018, Helena Food Share became one of the first food pantries in the nation to join the Charlie Cart Project through a grant from the City of Helena. Today, food education and the Charlie Cart are pillars of our nutrition initiative. The cart is an all-in-one kitchen on wheels with a full curriculum that includes classroom-tested recipes—connecting the dots between food, health, and the environment. Helena Food Share is part of the 260-program Charlie Cart network, including K-12 schools, universities, museums, hospitals, libraries, food pantries, and even farmer’s markets.

Customers, as you shop, enjoy food samples and take home recipes to recreate these delicious and healthy foods. We also invite you to share your comments.

Food demos take place each week at the Lewis Street Pantry, featuring affordable food found in the Pantry, as well as Montana Harvest of the Month products.

Spring Demonstrations/Samples:

  • Feb 14 – Beet Smoothies
  • Mar 2 – Barley Salad
  • Mar 17 – Apricot Crumble
  • Mar 25 – Lentil Soup
  • April 1 – Chickpea Brownies
  • April 20 – Pizza Beans
  • April 28 – Indian Vegetable Curry
  • May 5 – Cinco de Mayo – Black Bean Quesadillas
  • May 12 – Sloppy Joes with Beef and Chickpeas

View our Calendar for demo details and other events.



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