Community Kitchen Programs
At Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, our mission is to fight hunger in our community and change lives. One of the innovative ways we’re doing this is through our Darden Foundation Community Kitchen – a 2,000-square-foot commercial kitchen space designed to support the food and nutrition needs of our community.
The Community Kitchen is an integral part of Second Harvest’s holistic approach to fighting hunger and poverty. In this dynamic space, the food bank offers:
- nutritious meals to the community through contract meal services,
- foodservice-based technical, life and employability skills training, and
But, that’s not all. To engage the community throughout the year, we offer Chef’s Table Dinners, nutrition classes, and cooking lessons. Also, working closely with local growers and farmers, the Community Kitchen staff regularly gathers and transforms surplus produce for future disaster relief efforts. The donated product is cooked, flash frozen, and ready to nourish those in need.
- in-house catering options and affordable event space.
Contact Dawn Viola, Executive Chef and Kitchen Director