LISBON FALLS – Nonprofit, volunteer-run groups who prepare food to be served or sold to the public can attend a University of Maine Cooperative Extension workshop, “Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer’s Food Safety Training.”

Participants in the five-hour workshop will learn up-to-date methods for safely handling and preparing food for large groups. The workshop is appropriate for nonprofit food providers such as churches, fraternal organizations and civic groups.

It is free and participants will receive a food safety manual, certificate of attendance, instant read thermometer and posters.

“Cooking for Crowds” will be offered as follows: Tuesday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Casco Town Office, 940 Meadow Road, Casco. Persons interested in attending are asked to register before April 5 by calling Lois at 1-800-287-1471.

Thursday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Androscoggin/Sagadahoc County Extension Office, 24 Main St., Lisbon Falls. Persons interested in attending are asked to register before April 7 by calling Lois at 1-800-287-1471.

The workshop will use a variety of lecture, discussion and activities on food safety topics.


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