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. . .