What is a Community Kitchen?
A community kitchen is a small group of people who get together to prepare meals for themselves or their families.
Why join a Community Kitchen?
There are many benefits to joining a community kitchen.
- Meet new people and have fun sharing ideas.
- Take home nutritious, home cooked meals for yourself and your family.
- Learn new recipes and try new foods.
- Save time and money.
Who can join a Community Kitchen?
You can make a community kitchen group open to anyone in your community. Or you might want to organize a kitchen for a group who already have something in common, like people who live in the same apartment building, a group from a parenting program, an immigrant support group, a seniors group, or a group of students.
Where can we cook?
Churches, community centres and co-ops often have well-equipped kitchens that they might let you use for free. If you are cooking with a small group of friends, you may decide to use your own kitchen.
Where can we go for help?
York Region Food Network, in partnership with York Region Health Services is able to assist you with resources and a start up kit for getting your group started.
Call YRFN at 905-841-3101 or toll free 1-866-454-YRFN (9736)