Thursday, September 28, 2017

Lunch at St Marys Foodbank Community Kitchen

Standing:Margaret Baker, Mary Parker, Zona Lorig, Ruth McLeod,
Pam Stevenson, Norma Jean Coulter.
Seated: Cathy Shumard, Linda Corderman
With the informative tour of Roswell Bookbindery filling our heads, members of the September Historical League tour headed to St. Marys Foodbank Community Kitchen for lunch and relaxation. In a lovely conference room upstairs, we found lunch bags with delicious sandwiches, potato chips and chocolate brownies all neatly packaged for us. An icy tub held sodas and bottled waters.

The meals were prepared by the students in the Community Kitchen program, which offers a 12-week culinary training program aimed at giving our students a second chance in life by providing all of the skills necessary to be successful in the food service industry. The Community Kitchen is a life skills and food service training program for those with barriers to employment. Students gain the skills to get jobs offering livable wages, benefits, and opportunities for advancement through hands-on food service training as well as classroom studies.
During the past decade, the Community Kitchen has provided thousands of meals to those in need, while transforming the lives of countless participants and families. New sessions start every four weeks. In addition to training, each student receives job-placement assistance and support following graduation.
We are pleased that our new cookbook, Tastes & Treasures Volume II, features Roswell Bookbindery and St. Mary's Foodbank with photos, stories and delicious recipes.

New to our group were Donna Parisi and Chris Robinson

Linda Corderman standing by the ceramic tribute to sponsors of St. Mary's Foodbank