• The People's Kitchen •
If you cannot feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
41 million people struggle with hunger in the US. Our mission is to provide a hot meal everday to whoever wants it and offer it with justice and love.
Who We Are
People's Kitchen is a group of volunteers who serve hot, nutritious meals at 12:00 NOON each day at the Prado Day Center.
Plan foods that are easy to eat and serve. It is difficult to cut items on a paper plate. Foods with bite sized pieces of meat, vegetables, pasta and salads work the best.
We continue to need additional serving groups for 2018, so you and a few friends can be a serving group - every month, three times a year or whatever works for you.
Prior to the creation of the People's Kitchen, hungry people were looking in dumpsters for survival food and sharing the food with others who were hungry, homeless, and/or unemployed. Local citizens took this concept of sharing and began serving a noon meal in Mitchell Park. By the end of 1983 there were 22 different organizations participating in serving the meal. The People's Kitchen formed a Board of Directors and became a non-profit organization in 1984. The board made a commitment to serve a hot noon meal prepared and served by volunteers every day of the year.
Want to Join?
We will invite you to come to another groups serving to get a sense of the operation of the noon meal at the Prado Day Center and to see what we have available to help your meal.
© The People's Kitchen Slo 2017