Community Kitchens

We believe in building community around food and creating opportunities for people to share and learn about food and food skills by encouraging community kitchens where everyone participates!

  • Get Involved

    Learn more about volunteering at community kitchens and other volunteer opportunities.

    About Volunteering
  • Workshops

    Read about the workshops we offer and register.

    About Workshops
  • Equipment

    Learn about the Food Bank's equipment needs and how to donate.

    About Donations

[the workshop]…was a great help & enough information to start a community kitchen to bring our community together…"

About Community Kitchens

Community kitchens build community as participants establish and nurture friendships, increase their food and nutritional knowledge as well as their culinary skills.

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Start a Kitchen

There are many different ways to start a community kitchen.

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Workshop Descriptions and Registration

GVFB trains and supports community kitchen facilitators. We offer a variety of workshops and support to our network of trainers.

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Maintaining a Kitchen

Taking the time to organize and maintain your kitchen will ensure that it runs smoothly.

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Getting Equipment and Food

Equipment and Food are key components of a community kitchen that are based on your kitchen’s needs, experience and budget.

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Kitchen Safety and Hygiene

Food safety is a critical part of any community kitchen.

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Canning

Learning how to preserve food is an invaluable nutritional skill that saves time and money.

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Funding Sources

Government and non-profit organizations, as well as corporations provide possible sources for funding your kitchen.

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Recipes

A number of factors will determine the recipes you choose for your community kitchen.

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Donate Equipment

 If you’re planning a kitchen makeover, downsizing your life, or simply tackling the clutter in your kitchen, please keep our Equipment Room in mind.

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