Who? For families who have children 0-6 years of age.
Where? Desert Sun Counselling offers Community Kitchen in both Oliver and Osoyoos.
For more information call 250-498-2538
Through collective food purchasing and preparation, and donations from local orchardists, community kitchen helps members create nutritious, affordable and efficient meals, while meeting social needs. Members learn how to shop on a budget; learn how preserve, freeze, dehydrate and can foods. Pre and postnatal women receive weekly food vouchers. A nutritious lunch is provided for $2.50. An on site child minder is present.
Why community kitchens?
Community kitchens provide relief from financial, nutritional, and social challenges. Through bulk purchasing and large-quantity food preparation, participation is both cost-effective and time efficient. For example, if a number of individuals with diabetes are struggling to prepare appropriate food on their own, they may form a community kitchen to share ideas and cook health-conscious meals.
In general, menu items cater to the varied desires and needs of each kitchen’s membership—singles, families, single parents, people with disabilities, youth, seniors, vegetarians, pre and post natal women, and offer specific food preparations and types- gourmet, canning, multicultural, heart smart, and diabetes maintenance and prevention. Kitchens also provide an atmosphere in which members form and nurture social ties, developing and/or strengthening a sense of community.
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Funded by the Town of Osoyoos, United Way, BC Gaming, Interior Health, Literacy BC and Community donations