Over the past 12 years, The West End Community Foundation has worked diligently to improve access to healthy food options in the West End, through the development of the Lyon Park Community Kitchen.
As the Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park is located in an identified “food desert”, our goal was to allow meals to be provided to programs and agencies that are housed here.
Thanks to help from charitable donors and community support, we’ve now made the Lyon Park Community Kitchen a reality for the 2,000 residents who come to the Center weekly!
Our Board’s vision was to create a commercially-licensed kitchen that offers educational opportunities for families to learn about healthy, affordable cooking and provide culinary training to students interested in becoming chefs. The kitchen will also allow for food distribution to the hundreds of families and children in the community.
After reaching the monetary goal needed to complete the kitchen and ongoing equipment maintenance, we are proud to announce that our newest addition is now open!
A heartfelt thanks to each and every one of YOU who has contributed to making our vision a reality.