What is the Rainbow Kitchen?
The Rainbow Kitchen provides a nutritious, tasty hot lunch meal to 125-140 people a day, Week Days 12PM, 50 weeks a year, over 36.000 meals a year are served in a safe and supportive environment to the poor and marginalized in our community. We are closed weekends and stat holidays (but open Thanksgiving and Christmas Day! The Rainbow Kitchen is a non-judgmental, welcoming place for guests and volunteers where everyone is treated with respect and valued as “part of the family”.
Who Comes to the Rainbow Kitchen?
The people who come to the Rainbow Kitchen includes street youth, seniors on low incomes, single parents and children, the unemployed and underemployed, and individuals on social assistance or disability pensions. Some of our guests are dealing with mental health issues and addictions issues. They come from different circumstances but share one thing in common; they are all treated with respect and kindness when they come to the Rainbow Kitchen.
How does the Rainbow Kitchen Operate?
The Rainbow Kitchen, with just one paid Kitchen Manager is almost 100 percent volunteer-run. More than 200 volunteers do everything from chop vegetables to plan large fundraising events. The Rainbow Kitchen is governed by a 10-12-member Board of Directors. With the help of Victoria charity HeroWork, the Rainbow Kitchen's aging infrastructure will benefit from a Radical Renovation project this September valued at $490,000.
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