Community Kitchen Models

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There are as many ways to structure and run community kitchen programs as there are people who participate in them. Although there are similarities across the different approaches, each model works towards its own desired outcome, and can have different methods, time-frames and required resources. Adapted from the Food Animators Project from September 2004, this document categorizes the following community kitchen models: Model 1A – Kitchen as Community Development, Model 1B – Community Kitchen as Facilitated Learning, Model 1C – Community Kitchen incorporating Value-Added Products; Model 2 – Kitchen as Community Outreach; Model 3 – Kitchen as Food Distribution System; and Model 4 – Community Kitchen as Life Skills Learning Environment.

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