Community Kitchen Aims To Help Low-Income Families

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 12:14



Families who live in Regina’s north central area have a new community kitchen in their neighbourhood.


The Early Learning Centre opened the doors to a new room on Monday.


It’s called The Lantern, because of its steel construction and bright stained-glass windows.


Mary Ann McGrath, executive director of the centre, says the community kitchen will help low-income families.


“Working with low-income families, issues of food security are always a concern, and the community kitchens are an opportunity to work with parents to (allow them to) have a hands-on experience of learning something about budgeting, and shopping well, and preparing meals that are healthy and tasty, and also economical,” McGrath says.


The new room also provides a space for children’s art programs.