SANTA MARIA, Calif. – A culinary student at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria is offering a new service as part of its Food Share Distribution program.
The weekly program normally provides bags of food supplies such as canned goods, produce and other items for students and those in need.
Culinary student Patricia Hayden is a member of the Nutrition and Wellness Club and tries to bring recipe ideas to students.
She uses the food they get with the free food share to try out new recipes every week.
Then the students can taste the recipes.
Hayden believes this gives people a new idea of how to use the free food.
She says this way, people don’t have to just get a cabbage and wonder what to do with it.