Our  commitment to connecting kids with healthy food has never been stronger!

Usually at this time of year, Common Threads Food Educators would be busy cooking with kids in classrooms at schools all across Whatcom County. Since we can’t do that right now, we hope these recipes and videos will take their place.  

The following recipes have been specially designed so that it’s possible to make them using only foods that are available in the winter break distribution box provided by the Bellingham Public Schools’ Good Food Project:

What do I do with food box items I won’t use? Sustainable Connections is working with Bellingham Public Schools to reduce food waste. If there is an item you won’t use, you can bring it back with you to the next food box pick up.  

How can I share my photos, recipe reviews, ideas and more? We want to see what you make! Send us your Winter Break Box creations, ideas, photos, and recipes @CommonThreadsFarm on Facebook, Instagram, by emailing info@commonthreadsfarm.org or texting (360-927-1590).

You can also share your opinion on the content of Bellingham Public School’s food boxes by filling out this survey.



Live classes

Our Food Educators are excited to go LIVE on Facebook using ingredients from the Winter Break Box at the following times:

Join Food Educator Giorgie, on December 19, from 10:00-11:00am to cook Apple Crumble!

Join Food Educator Madeline, on December 19, from 4:30-5:30pm, to learn how to cook Carrot Ginger Soup

Join Food Educator Madeline, on December 21, from 10:00-11:00am, to learn how to make an Orange Smoothie

We hope you’ll join us! Click here to find us on Facebook



Recipe videos using food box items