Posted: February 22, 2023
By Leonardo Rezende
Thrive is proud to announce its involvement in the new Community Kitchen project for residents of the West Shore. This community-focused initiative aims to bring people together and provide cooking instruction based on various themes such as limited budget, newcomers, seniors, and youth.
The pilot project began in January 2023 with eight participants who have children attending School District #62. This first is an Adult – focused Community Kitchen for parents with a limited budget and will run until March. 3.
“For 6 weeks participants learn about food, experience cooking, eat together and take home additional food for their families. We provide free childcare and a meal for the children attending”, explains Heather Yu, Family Counsellor from Thrive.
Yu also mentions that the next session planned is a bigger community dinner for youth and will be running in April. The Food Skills for Youth session is for ages 13 to 18 who attend SD#62.
Partners in this project include SD62, West Shore Parks and Recreation, Food Skills for Families (Centre for Disease Control) and Tina Tulloch (Community Kitchen Facilitator). The program will offer cooking lessons, nutrition education, budgeting, safe cooking practices, and more in a fun and social environment.
Our Thrive team acknowledges that our agency stands and works on the unceded Lək̓ʷəŋən territory of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We also acknowledge the five W̱SÁNEĆ communities: W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱,(Tsawout) W̱SIKEM (Tseycum) and MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat), as well as the Sc'ianew (Beecher Bay), T’Sou-ke, and Pacheedaht Nations and the Spune’laxutth’ (Penelekut) tribe where our work extends. We are committed to acknowledging our relationship with these unceded lands and communities, at staff and Board meetings, and during our hosted events. We encourage the evolving learning and awareness of our staff, Board, and the Thrive community, discovering and striving for meaning and personal connection within each acknowledgement.Statement of Reconciliation
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