Community Kitchens are a safe, empowering environment where diverse groups of people can come together to learn and share skills of budgeting, planning, shopping, and cooking healthy meals to take home to their families. Once a month the group gathers to prepare 3-5 nutritious meals for their families. Participants learn new cooking skills, such as how to adjust recipes to make them more nutritious, how to increase fruits and vegetables in dishes, and knife handling, to name a few. As well as preparing meals, participants learn how to make soups, jams and jellies, preserve, freeze, and dry fruits and vegetables.
Community Kitchens are more than just preparing food, they celebrate the power of food to bring people together, strengthen community connections and build capacity.