Loving Spoonful’s Community Kitchen programs convene people around good food. Children, families and adults learn healthy food skills and build community. They also tackle some of life's most difficult problems including mental illness, social isolation, street involvement and poverty. As you know, good food brings people together, so building programming around good food is only common sense.
We collaborate with partners across the City to ensure our programs are dynamic and tailored to the unique needs of our community. Please see below for full details and program descriptions, as well as way to get involved.
"After taking part in this program I feel confident to start cooking for myself at home again. Thank you!"
- Let's Start Cooking participant
Additional agencies we’ve worked with since starting Community Kitchen programs in 2012 include the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston and Area, K3C Community Counselling Centres, Youth Diversion, Dawn House, Interval House, ISKA, St. Vincent de Paul, and the Elizabeth Fry Foundation. Upon request, we also offer one-off programming to groups outside of our target audience as a form of outreach and community building.
We meet clients where they are, bringing the necessary kitchen supplies along and working in a space where they are comfortable. Workshop curriculum is designed in consultation with agency staff to determine the level of knowledge of the group and any particular interests of the clients.
"Pharmaceutical Parody" by Cook, Camera, Action youth, 2016
Would you like to learn more about having us host a workshop for your organization, or sign yourself /a client up for a cooking program?
If so, please contact our Community Kitchen Coordinator, Tibrata Gillies, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 613-507-8848 (office), or 343-333-5699 (cell).
Helping to create a space where participants can build food literacy, skills, confidence, and community around good food, Community Kitchen Volunteer Workshop Assistants are critical in helping to ensure that the cooking classes run smoothly and are positive experiences for all participants. If you are interested in volunteering, click on the "Be a Volunteer Workshop Assistant!" link above for more information.
our youth in Cook, Camera, Action!