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Community Kitchen Youth Dinner

Posted: April 11, 2023

Community Kitchen in West Shore had an excellent turnout for their recent Youth Dinner event. Over 100 youth attended and enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by three past participants, a practicum student, and facilitator Tina Tulloch.

Youth ate 54 premade sandwiches, 90 make-your-own sandwiches, and 150 8oz portions of soup. Three past participants helped with the cooking. Additionally, 22 portions of soup were left for West Shore Parks and Recreation (WSPR) to give to youth needing food in their facilities. Another 22 portions of soup were given to West Shore families with children in the SD62 district.

The feedback from the youth was overwhelmingly positive, with many complimenting the taste of the soup and expressing gratitude for the free meal.

The success of the Youth Dinner event was a heartening moment for WSPR staff, who were impressed by the peaceful and enjoyable atmosphere created by the participants. A fun fact of the night was that they fed so many youths in just 15 minutes! Overall, the event was a huge success, leaving many with full bellies and full hearts

Thrive acknowledges that we live, work and play on the Traditional Territory of the Lək̓ʷəŋən speaking peoples. It recognizes the First Nations governments across this region — Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees) and Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) Nations in the core area, the W̱SÁNEĆ Nations {W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱,(Tsawout) W̱SIKEM (Tseycum)} out on the Saanich Peninsula and Gulf Islands, to the west Sc'ianew (Beecher Bay), T’Sou-ke, and Pacheedaht, and MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat) and Pune’laxutth’ (Penelekut) Nations.

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