Thanks to Metro, The Oregon Community foundation and The Clark Foundation the Linnton Community Center Teaching Kitchen is soon to be a reality!
The kitchen will be built under the Emergency Food Pantry on site at LCC and extend into a covered area behind the bathroom on the playground. The facility will transform underutilized space into a beautiful community-gathering place where people can come together around food, nutrition education and culture.
The layout of this new facility will be open and multifunctional making it accessible to multiple programs and the community at large. The kitchen will be accessible through the gym and have three range tops, a series of sinks and large movable tables in the middle. This layout will create space for cooking, teaching classes, apportioning food for emergency distribution as well as storage of food and equipment for cooking and serving.
The new kitchen will provide a gathering place for volunteers and friends to prepare meals during community cultural events and fundraisers. It will vastly improve LCC’s ability to serve the community by providing space for nutrition education to youth, families, and people accessing the food bank. The Kitchen will create meaningful volunteer opportunities, opportunities to generate additional revenue through rentals and serve as an economic incubator for food centric business ideas in the community.