SPU Community Kitchen

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Seattle Pacific University’s Community Kitchen serves individuals in need of affordable food, cooking and meal planning skills, food and nutrition knowledge, and a supportive community. It tangibly contributes to food security, social connectedness, and improved diet in our community. For all who are involved in putting on the dinners, the Community Kitchen offers opportunities to love our neighbors and share our passion for nutritious food.

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Email: spukitchen@spu.edu
Blog: https://spucommunitykitchen.home.blog/
Facebook: @spukitchen

Founded in 2011, the Community Kitchen is run by a team of SPU students and funded through participant fees and the generous donations and grants of supporters from the SPU community and beyond.

Its initial vision was to provide students both in the Food and Nutrition program and in other majors with opportunities to explore their vocation as future dietitians or professionals in the food and nutrition, marketing, public relations, or community development fields. It also gives them a chance to experience the satisfaction of their professional interests being synchronous with their personal passion for serving others as Christ calls us.

Find recipes and more on our blog

Blessed to be a blessing

1 John 4:19 says, “We love because he first loved us.” Through our Community Kitchen, we pass on the blessings of good food and friendships we have received. When we gather to share food, we remember God’s provision for our lives and anticipate the banqueting God has promised us.

“I've been going to the kitchens since 2011, and what inspires me to keep going (and I realize this is your vision), is that the Community Kitchen welcomes everyone. I don’t believe there is another program where the young, old, educated, non-educated, Christian, non-Christian, as well as people from different cultures, backgrounds, and countries have the opportunity to meet, work together, and talk. I think it is a gem. A wonderful opportunity to get to know people in a safe place. I just can’t think of another program like this, that really embraces diversity! I know you have made it a very welcoming place. Along with cooking, I have learned from the people I have met and I am better for it.”
Deborah Reynolds
Community Kitchen participant