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Dartmouth North Community Kitchen: Food, Friends and Fun

Happy young cooks in the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre kitchen

Happy young cooks in the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre kitchen

Imagine 100 people gathered together in a bright, airy dining space to share a healthy, free meal. Imagine an empty field transformed into a colourful garden yielding food for a community. Imagine people, young and old, coming together to learn delicious new recipes. Imagine a vibrant weekly market offering a chance to gather and buy inexpensive produce.

All this, and more, is coming to Dartmouth North thanks to a partnership between Dartmouth Family Centre and Community Food Centres Canada.

“With the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre, we want to address a lot of factors that contribute to health,” says Deborah Dickey, the centre’s manager. “We want to improve access to healthy food. We want to foster a sense of community and tackle issues like isolation. We want to bring people together to share the vast knowledge this community has.”

Programming will begin on August 10th, and a grand opening celebration is scheduled for October.

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A delicious lunch.

A delicious lunch.

Community Chef Andru Branch

Community Chef Andru Branch

Community members at a volunteer orientation session

Community members at a volunteer orientation session