community kitchen is meetin up tomorrow to talk about upcoming rad events we’re catering, fundraising ideas, and other plans in the mix. please come out!

FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER
4 o’clock pm

location:
horseshoe park
corner of COLUMBUS & N. ROMAN streets
at the picnic table.

bring your dominoes & yer drinks.

heart,
nicola

Community Kitchen in the news!

Community, neighbors come together in recovery efforts
Louisiana Weekly – 10th September 2012
http://www.louisianaweekly.com/community-neighbors-come-together-to-in-recovery-efforts/

Gulf Coast residents still recovering from Hurricane Isaac damage
Free Speech Radio News – 12th September 2012
http://fsrn.org/audio/gulf-coast-residents-still-recovering-hurricane-isaac-damage/10864

all news stories by Zoe Sullivan

community kitchen served a free meal monday in the 7th ward on Rocheblave & Onzaga St. to residents that had been without power for six straight days.  red beans & rice, egg salad, eggplant, and a fresh green salad with veggies were a welcome meal for folks who had to throw out food from warm refrigerators and many of whom couldn’t cook with their electric stoves. community kitchen also distributed free fresh produce. fruit & vegetables were just as popular as the hot food, and one neighbor commented how the supermarket up on Carrollton had run out of most produce by the time she had arrived there, so this produce distribution was a blessing.

today we’re preparing our regular tuesday meal to serve in Duncan Plaza downtown across from city hall, near the main branch public library, at 3pm.

some of the supplies donated for these meals came from OccupyIsaac and Portlight. Interoccupy is doing a funds & supplies drive to support Community Kitchen, Common Ground, and other relief agencies.

 

community kitchen is offering support to neighborhoods organizing community meals in response to the recent hurricane. a massive power outage left approximately 150,000 homes without power indefinitely as crews repair the damage. the community kitchen house is still without power, but we have natural gas service, lots of ice for perishables, and have been cooking hot meals throughout the hurricane for homeless and neighbors.

we are currently organizing daily cooking to send food to neighborhoods that are coming together to share meals. the first of these meals started tonight on the 5200 block of Constance Street in uptown. we can use your help! email us at kitchen@okcancel.org to find out more & let us know what you can do. we are especially in need of help with transportation & monetary donations. if you can, please consider donating to us: just click the Donate button on the top right of the page.

some of the supplies donated for these meals came from OccupyIsaac and Portlight. Interoccupy is doing a funds & supplies drive to support Community Kitchen, Common Ground, and other relief agencies.

thanks!

oh my gosh! it’s almost september!!
time is just flying by. thank you!! to all the folks who have been helping make this free weekly meal happen. this is truly a collective effort and cannot happen without our rad team supporting each other and sharing the work load. the love is overflowing…
july was an amazing month for fundraising…with the help of auryn & osa we held two benefit shows, and an amazing friend from the APOC convergence, daniela capistrano, has signed up to be a monthly supporter. http://www.blog.danielacapistrano.com/about/ she’s currently touring with the POC Zine project: http://poczineproject.tumblr.com/. because of the fundraising efforts and kind contributors, we have been able to buy some new sharp chef knives, other prep supplies, regular provisions, and a gigantic 50-cup rice cooker that serves 100! whoa.
we’re also regularly catering/supporting radical events in new orleans, such as: a street medic trainingAPOC convergence (http://www.apocconvergence.info), Undocubus (http://nopapersnofear.org), and coming up:  Aug.27-28 – Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity (http://www.caravanforpeace.org), and Oct. 20 – a children’s free breakfast in the Lower 9th Ward for National Food Day.
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more on the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity…
“A Trans-border Caravan for Peace and Justice with the Poet and Peace Leader Javier Sicilia.
“More than 60,000 people have been killed in drug violence in Mexico in the last few years. 10,000 people have been disappeared and over 160,000 displaced. Global Exchange and Mexico’s Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD) led by Javier Sicilia have made “End the Drug  War- No More Violence” campaign a priority in 2012. Starting in August, a high profile caravan will cross the US starting in San Diego/Los Angeles, heading east along the US-Mexico border and then up to Chicago, New York and DC.”

check out the democracy now! story on the Caravan:
community kitchen has been asked to support the caravan as they arrive in New Orleans Aug. 27th. we will be preparing a travel lunch they can take with them when they depart the next morning. we will be getting together to make sandwiches on monday evening at 5:30 during our regular meeting time. if you’d like to help, please come! info below…

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bi-weekly meeting this monday! august 27th – 5 to 7pm
location: 1571 n. dorgenois st.
agenda:
  • make 110 sammiches for Caravan for Peace
  • community cafe speakeasy: pick a date? menu?
  • other fundraiser ideas?
  • bills
  • 2nd serving location?
  • ??? [reply with your agenda items]
thanks! see you monday.
heart,
nicola

Undocubus in NOLA

Community Kitchen supports the Undocubus tour!
http://nopapersnofear.org/blog/archive.php?tag=new-orleans
http://www.facebook.com/UndocuBus

C.K. helped with food support during their stay in New Orleans. We wish them the best on their tour to Charlotte!!


community kitchen is rolling strong after seven steady months of tuesday free meals. we serve every week in duncan plaza (provided the church groups and their styrofoam to-go plates don’t beat us there like last week). we have a really solid crew of members, often rotating responsibilities and sharing the work load. we’ve been packing up extra produce in family boxes to distribute to our neighbors, and the occasional mid-week food donation makes it out to the duncan plaza and under caliope bridge to folks in need. many thanks to the nola food co-op and hollygrove market & farm for their unwavering support. speaking of, there are a couple urban farms who have expressed interest in donating their surplus harvest to us, as well!

UPCOMING CMNTY KTCHN EVENTS:
mon jul 09 :: 5-6ish? (will be earlier than usual)
community kitchen biweekly meet-up

@ columbus & n. roman at the picnic table
bring something to eat & share, a friend, and your ideas.
jul 12-15
anarchist people of color (apoc) convergence

community kitchen is supporting with our kitchen and couple sets of helping hands per meal. holler if you’d like to assist.
http://www.apocconvergence.info
sun jul 15 :: 2-6pm
community kitchen benefit sunday matinee show

@ the big top, 1638 clio st
bands: Impressionable Youth, Solid Giant, Sparrowhawk
http://www.facebook.com/events/317125551710633/
fri jul 20 :: 8pm
community kitchen benefit show

@ united bakery, 1325 st bernard
bands: VHS, Adults, Mystic Inane
http://www.facebook.com/events/203168029811644/
mon jul 23 :: 6pm
community kitchen biweekly meet-up

@ columbus & n. roman at the picnic table
bring something to eat & share, a friend, and your ideas.
making summer plans!
that’s it. you’re the best.
heart,
nico

let’s meet!

community kitchen meet up
monday, 11 june 2012 :: 5:30-7:30pm


at the picnic table at columbus & n. roman st. (map)
rain location: 1571 n. dorgenois

bring a snack!

we’re meeting every other week to keep planning and organizing. we need more help coordinating and filling shifts for cooking, serving, and clean up on tuesdays. bring a friend!

ps: next cooking/serving will be tue, 12 june. text “@ckitchen” to 23559 (celly), or email kitchen@okcancel.org if you wanna help!

yo:
1. cooking/serving this tue.
2. street medic training june 9-10
3. cel.ly text scheduling

+   i’ll be outta town early next week, so i’m doing scheduling early. if you want to cook or serve this coming tuesday, june 5, holla back. its the usual: cooking at my house 10am-3pm, serving shift 2:30-5:30pm (actual serving at duncan plaza @ 3-4pm, cleanup after).

+   also… community kitchen is providing food service for the street medic training june 9-10. we’ll be making breakfast & lunch on sat & sunday, and providing donated snacks and coffee (thanks, st. coffee!). if you wanna help out with prep, cooking, or transportation, please let me know asap.
+   in striving for a horizontal organizing structure, i’ve asked others to help out with scheduling cooks & servers for our tuesday meals. most folks who participate with community kitchen prefer being contacted via text message, and to make this easier to conduct via cell phone, i’ve created a text messaging-based listserv that any member can use to perform scheduling. some of you may have received text messages from 23559 (spells “celly”) inviting you to join the list. please do. it makes the scheduler’s life much easier.
if you haven’t joined, send a text message to 23559 with the message “@ckitchen”
grazi.
you are loved,
nicola

let’s meet!

community kitchen snack & meet
monday, 28 may 2012 :: 5:30-7:30pm


at the picnic table at columbus & n. roman st. (map)

bring a snack!

we’re meeting every other week to keep planning and organizing. we need more help coordinating and filling shifts for cooking, serving, and clean up on tuesdays. bring a friend!

ps: next cooking/serving will be tue, 29 may. email kitchen@okcancel.org if you wanna help!

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  • WHO?

    community kitchen is a volunteer-run food share in New Orleans that brings together folks who love to grow, gather, cook, and serve food in order to reduce food waste and hunger while supporting those most marginalized by capitalism and the industrial food system.
    read more about us...

    you can reach us via email:
    kitchen at commiekitsch dot org
    or fone: 504.383.3349

    + solidarity catering request form

  • WHERE? WHEN?

    current nola food-shares:

    * TUE :: community kitchen:
    hot food serving 3-4pm @ duncan plaza between city hall & the main branch public library.

    * WED :: hot food share, serving 2pm @ the mission in central city.

    * there should be more...
    you could start one!

    WHY?

    because there's too much food being thrown away, & because the right to be free from hunger is a fundamental human right.
    read Via Campesina‘s seven principles of food sovereignty...

    Family Farm Defenders: The Food Sovereignty Struggle within the Global Justice Movement

    "Solidarity is not a matter of altruism. Solidarity comes from the inability to tolerate the affront to our own integrity of passive or active collaboration in the oppression of others, and from the deep recognition of our most expansive self-interest. From the recognition that, like it or not, our liberation is bound up with that of every other being on the planet, and that politically, spiritually, in our heart of hearts we know anything else is unaffordable."
    - Aurora Levins Morales