The Commons community kitchen is a step closer to becoming a reality due to a $10,000 grant from the Vancouver Foundation to the Gabriola Commons.
The kitchen will be available to all Gabriolans for uses such as processing and dehydrating foods, preparing “community kitchen” meals, or running classes in “Food Safe” techniques or ethnic cooking. “The Community Kitchen project lies at the heart of the Commons. We are thrilled to receive this funding”, said Judith Roux, a member of the Commons grant-writing team. The Vancouver Foundation grant, together with some of the money received from an exceptionally generous anonymous donor, will help make the kitchen a reality.
Coming into existence in 1943, Vancouver Foundation is now the largest of Canada’s 180 community foundations. The Foundation helps people participate in philanthropy by giving back to the communities they care about. It receives donations, then disburses gifts that have come in. Its focus is on improving communities in British Columbia.
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