Simple Cooking with Heart Baltimore Kitchen ‘Cooks It Forward’

During the season of giving, the Simple Cooking with Heart Baltimore Kitchen brought together The American Heart Association’s staff and volunteers to prepare heart-healthy twists on Thanksgiving classics for JOY Baltimore’s 3rd Annual “Oh Give Thanks” Dinner. JOY Baltimore, an organization founded to end youth homelessness in Baltimore, will welcome and provide a warm meal for over 500 homeless, LGBTQ+ youth, and elderly in Baltimore City this Thanksgiving. Volunteers included the Young Hearts Board, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and family of the Kitchen team who happily prepared heart-healthy macaroni and cheese and sweet potatoes. The Simple Cooking with Heart Baltimore Kitchen team and their volunteers are proud to be a part of this event serving our Baltimore neighbors this holiday season.

These special Thanksgiving Giveback Cooking classes are not the only opportunity to participate in classes benefiting the community. Created by Chefs Stephanie Rose and Alphonso Dixon, the ‘Cook it Forward’ cooking series will continue throughout the year.

“It is important to not only identify the need, but to do something to help fill the need”, said Chef Al, “that is why Stephanie and I wanted to create the ‘Cook it Forward’ program to bring together organizations, volunteers, family and staff to not only learn cooking skills but to provide meals for those in our community.”

For more information about Cook it Forward, please contact Alfonso Dixon at: