“Our group doesn’t just come together to cook, but we come together to share stories that cause us to have an even greater respect for one another. In turn, it causes us to want to support and build one another up”.
- Florence Jenkins, Trinity
We support grassroots leaders and their kitchen partners through training and resources.
Kitchen Commons supports community projects led by local leaders - to find out more about how KC can help with your food projects, see our project incubator on our website! Here is an example of a garden project created by neighbors who found enthusiasm in gardening and supporting one another.The University Park Seed & Garden Library offers itself as a hub for neighbors to share surplus seeds. Along with locally harvested seeds, excess store-bought seeds, and starts, people regularly donate gardening literature, pots, tools, and garden decor.Read Post
All across the food community, many folks who used to cook for people have found themselves with fewer customers and more time on their hands. A common trend arising is the virtual cooking class, allowing those with skills in the kitchen to continue feeding their community by teaching others how to make the meals on their own. Many chefs at restaurants are turning to these virtual classes for small fees in order to keep afloat, but anyone can host a class, even casually amongst a group of friends! (Ex: if you miss your normal Sunday brunch crew, make food together over Zoom one Sunday morning - have everyone ‘teach’ one part of the meal!) Sharing food is a powerful connecting tool and virtual cooking classes offer the opportunity for people to come together and cook as a community.Read Post