On October 23rd, the Guardian Scholars Program (GSP) teamed up with the SF Cooking Project to make meals for victims of the North Bay fires. The Skyline College GSP students were also joined by the San Francisco State Guardian Scholars Program and additional community volunteers.

The SF Cooking Project’s mission is teach young people fundamental cooking skills by creating an inexpensive meal as a community, with the assistance of a local master chef. The GSP students not only learned how to make a meal from scratch, they learned how to poach eggs, a shortcut to cutting onions and how to create the perfectly round meatballs. The class was taught by cookbook author and Bay Area local, Jessica Battilana.

GSP student, Calvonnia Kelly commented on the experience stating she “appreciates the opportunity to help our Bay Area community while learning how to make easy meatballs that I’ll actually try to make at home!” By the end of the class, the students had helped to create meals for over 100 victims, and gained the skills to make a new dish for themselves and their family. Due to their volunteer efforts, the GSP program was invited to be an official nonprofit partner with the SF Cooking Project for a monthly cooking series.

The Guardian Scholars Program supports current and former foster youth at Skyline College. If you’d like to learn more or donate to their scholarship fund, please visit their website at, skylinecollege.edu/guardianscholars/

Article by Tia Holiday

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *