Shelbourne Community Kitchen “works to lower barriers to healthy food for over 1100 families and individuals who are living on low income in our community.”
Help Shelbourne Community Kitchen build a commercial kitchen so that they can do so much more for the community they serve.
Did you know that their new location doesn’t have a kitchen yet? The organization couldn’t afford all of its renovations at once, so the project was divided into two phases: phase 1 brought the facility up to code and Saanich bylaws and set them up for the most basic operations. Phase 2 includes the commercial kitchen, important accessibility upgrades, and improved space for programs.
The current layout and designation with Island Health
significantly limits programs and services. What they
are permitted to prepare in the facility now is further
hampered by cooking equipment that is not functional, as
well as no exhaust or fire suppression systems. The new
location was always meant to be a place where members
could: cook together in-person again, learn new skills that
help to make the most of a limited budget, and share
community meals together while reducing social isolation. It would also help to open doors for new income opportunities for the organization as a means of investing in the organization’s long-term sustainability.
To read more about the organization and the amazing contributions they make to this community, and to learn about their capital campaign and how you can support it, go to https://www.shelbournecommunitykitchen.ca/about-us/