Vroni Lenherr

Community kitchen to begin later this month

Cooking is about to take on a new dimension in Rimbey thanks to the revitalization of the Community Kitchen.

Cooking is about to take on a new dimension in Rimbey thanks to the revitalization of the Community Kitchen.

The Community Kitchen, a program which runs under the umbrella of FCSS, will begin this month.

Coordinator Vroni Lenherr has some great ideas for making the project exciting, fun and economical.

A community kitchen consists of a small group of people pooling their knowledge, skills, energy and money together to make nutritious meals for their families.

Cooking happens in a supportive, fun atmosphere where participants learn to cook nutritious meals for their families.

Once they have completed their cooking assignments, they take the prepared food home to share with their families.

Lenherr is anxious to find out what the needs are in the community regarding the community kitchen. She is willing to work with groups who have special needs, groups who simply wish to create nutritious meals for their families and groups who are interested in cooking for special occasions or trying their hand at specialty items. She is also willing to work with seniors who need a little encouragement to get motivated to cook for themselves.

The plan for the afternoon of July 25 which is when the first community kitchen is scheduled to be held is to learn and create marinades and also learn more about barbecuing. The community kitchen will be held in the kitchen located in the Provincial Building. Interested participants may register by calling FCSS at 403-843-2030.

Food safety and hygiene and buying economical and nutritious items will be discussed as part of the community kitchen agenda.

“I want to coordinate it (the kitchen) for every need there is,” said Lenherr.

Peggy Makofka, executive director for FCSS in Rimbey said the community kitchen will partner with the Farmer’s Market and food items donated from vendors will be used to make pickles or jams, depending on what foods are donated. Donations of pickling jars with lids would be appreciated as well as canners and aprons.

There is no charge to participate in the community kitchen. The cost of the ingredients will be divided among the participants.

Makofka noted the $250 donated by Victim Services to the community kitchen project was very much appreciated.