What is a Community Kitchen?
Community kitchens (also called “collective kitchens”) are community-based cooking programs where small groups of people come together to prepare meals and take food home to their families. In a community kitchen every member contributes by planning, preparing, and cooking food. Community kitchens are great opportunities for learning about the importance of healthy eating and developing the skills to prepare healthy and affordable meals.
Why Start a Community Kitchen?
A community kitchen can help improve food security for participants by increasing physical and economic access to adequate amounts of healthy food. By being involved in a community kitchen, participants can: