Community Kitchens returning to downtown Trail


Community Kitchens is back in downtown Trail!

Community Kitchens provides people living with low income a supportive environment to learn about healthy, affordable food preparation, and creates a space for community and inclusion. A small group (up to six people including the facilitator) will meet regularly to prepare a nutritious meal together. They’ll prepare enough food for participants to take home for their families or others in their household. We will have COVID safety practices and policies in place to ensure a safe and healthy environment.

Alanna, our facilitator, will prepare for the group and guide the process: teaching about cooking and nutrition while ensuring everyone is engaged and feeling connected. She will ensure participants feel welcome and included in the group decision-making and task-sharing, and she’ll promote community inclusion and healthy lifestyle habits.

Alanna will develop menus for the weekly programs based on what is available at the food bank that week and what is on special in the local grocery stores.

We will work closely with organizations such as FAIR, Trail Association for Community Living, CDS, Sanctuary, the United Way and others to identify potential participants who might benefit from Community Kitchens.

Community Kitchens is part of our Thriving for All poverty reduction initiative and is funded by the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) and Teck. The Skills Centre is dedicated to strengthening the region’s workforce, promoting inclusion and eliminating poverty through initiatives such as Community Kitchens.

If you or someone you know would benefit from Community Kitchens, please contact us.