Planted staff currently manage bi-weekly community kitchens at these locations:
City Heights Apartments, 155 E. 37th Avenue (at Main), Vancouver
2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, 5:45pm – 9pm
Christ City Church, 5887 Prince Edward Street (at 43rd), Vancouver
1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, 5:45pm – 9pm
Community kitchens are small groups of up to 12 people who come together 2-4 times per month to prepare and eat a meal, to learn about nutrition and diverse cuisines, to gain confidence in the kitchen, and to form enduring friendships.
We recruit low-income participants otherwise forced into a passive role of relying on food banks, sandwich lines, and soup kitchens. Some are homeless, many are seniors, most have a disability or chronic condition, all are lonely and malnourished.
Each community kitchen group plans their meals and objectives around their specific interests. Yet our common goal for all groups is that each participant would be nurtured into a strengthening conviction that they have gifts and talents to offer each other and the broader community. The kitchens act as springboards for participants to take more active roles in other charitable food programs they are accessing and to initiate new food security programs however small or experimental.