The mission. To teach schoolchildren how to cook healthy, easy meals on a budget.

The reach. Volunteers are teaching 25 afterschool classes in Philadelphia and Camden, for eight weeks in the spring or the fall, with intent to expand.

The Inquirer's partner. Vetri Foundation shares the goal of encouraging healthy eating for children.

To support. Send donations to Vetri Foundation for Children, 1113 Admiral Peary Way, Quarters N, Philadelphia 19112; note "My Daughter's Kitchen" or go to

To participate. Send simple, 500-calorie, nutritious meals, prepared in under an hour, for $20 or less for six servings, to