Community Kitchen Project
I'm really excited to share with you a new project I've been working on, that I feel represents the next step in my culinary and career journey. For a while now I've been volunteering with local food banks and and a community kitchen to help come up with recipes and ways to use donated food items to feed those in need. Well, an interesting byproduct of this work has been that I often find myself on the receiving end of miscellaneous food items that maybe didn't fit the dietary needs or tastes of the clients we serve.
For example, this week I was given a bunch if overripe mangos, onions and garlic, that were left over from a food distribution because no one wanted them. Can I makes something out of that, sure... but can I really feed anyone with that? not really. Sure mango salsa is tasty, but by itself, not so much. And if no one wanted them yesterday, they're probably not gonna be too keen on them next week unless we do something something with it.
So that's how The Community Kitchen Project was born. I'm taking donated food items and use them to make meals which get donated to those in need.
And for the items that don't quite make a meal, well those get made in to jams, jellies and sauces.
The proceeds from the sale of these items go to off set the costs of supplies and other ingredients and to help us to continue to be of service to those in need.
I thank you all for your support in this journey and I'm really looking forward to where this project will go.