Thursday, August 15, 2013

$31,000 raised for the Takoma Park Community Kitchen

Visiting blogger Lorig writes to share the good news:

Thanks to all of you who contributed towards the building of the Takoma Park Silver Spring Community Kitchen.  $31,132 was raised from 216 donors, money which will be part of the required match  for the state bond bill, meaning that the $31,000 that the campaign raised leveraged another $31,00 in State of Maryland dollars.  We have now raised the full $400,000 we need and can begin construction! 

Once completed, this kitchen will create economic opportunity through micro-enterprise development:  it will increase access to fresh healthy food for our neighbors at risk of hunger; and it will provide a space for cooking and nutrition classes.  In all of these ways, the Kitchen will also build community. . .


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