In Community Kitchens kids, teens, adults, and families learn basic, affordable, healthy cooking and share great meals together. They also come together around good food to address some of life’s trickiest issues: mental health, social inclusion, poverty reduction, community integration. People with intellectual disabilities learn cooking and Indigenous community members use the kitchen space to work on reclaiming Indigenous languages.
In Schools and School Gardens Over 600 students learn about growing food, community, and cooperation through GROW Project every year. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to watch the upcoming growth of this fantastic hands-on learning program!
Fresh Food Delivery: Every year, Loving Spoonful volunteers reclaim tens of thousands of pounds of healthy, surplus, perishable food. Over $1.5 million has been picked up from farms, grocery stores, restaurants and farmers markets and distributed directly to over 50 agencies that feed our low-income neighbours and others who need good food. Our innovative Fresh Food Market Stands allow people to take the fresh food they need — no questions asked!
In Community Gardens, Loving Spoonful convenes the Community Garden Network for the City of Kingston, offering hands-on workshops, funding opportunities, supporting the community gardens to make gardening irresistible.