news: we’ve been serving from 3-5pm at Duncan Plaza, sometimes heading into central city to do outreach & meal serving. this coming tuesday, we’ll serve as usual at Duncan from 3-4pm, but there’s a special event afterwards…

anti-capitalist march at 5pm on May 1st to coincide with strikes and other direct actions being planned worldwide. the march begins at lafayette square park in the CBD.
info & propaganda: maydaynola.org

community kitchen will be cooking a big ‘ole meal for this march!
1. we need help with food pickups starting tomorrow…
(fri) in order to gather enough food for this meal. please email me if you have a vehicle and can help with produce pickups.
pickups can happen between 9am-noon every morning…
usually taking about 1 hour total to complete. any food gathered can be stored at my house. if you dumpster, feel free to box up some food for community kitchen (if you can clean & sort, you get extra hugs and high fives).
i will email anyone interested a map of the pickup route (produce distributors), along with my address and instructions for drop off.

2. we need help with prep, cooking, serving, & clean up!
prep will be from 9am-noon
cooking until 2:30ish
serving from 3pm till 5pm.
cleanup after the march (washin dishes)

holla back if you can help!

potluck & planning 4/23

community kitchen potluck & planning
monday, 23 april 2012

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

bring some food!

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!

if you can, please bring 5 bucks to help us cover our operating costs.

ps: next cooking/serving will be tue, 24 april. email kitchen@okcancel.org if you wanna help!

let’s eat! and share ideas…

community kitchen potluck & planning
at the columbus st. orchard
1701 columbus st. (@ n. derbigny)
monday, 09 april 2012


come one, come all!
bring some food to eat, some food to cook, something to drink.
we’ll be chatting about the future of community kitchen, including discussing our mission & purpose, serving locations, new serving ideas, food collection coordinating, outreach, etc.

if you can, please bring 5 bucks to help us cover our operating costs.

see you!

ps: next serving will be tue, 10 april.

there will be no cooking & serving march 27th. i’ll be doing outreach and planning work in central city. holler if you’re interested in getting involved in any way: kitchen@okcancel.org

we’ll resume tuesday cooking & serving on april 3rd.

a shout out to hollygrove market for their continued support.

We’ll be cooking again this tuesday and serving in Central City.

Many thanks to the NOLA Food Co-op for their continued support in food donations for our weekly meals! Last week’s serving on March 13 went great. We have been serving on average 75 people.

mardi gras kinda knocked some of us out. i’m still suffering from the post-mardi gras sickness, but luckily community kitchen got back to a start this week without a hitch (except for that car accident i had on the way to drop off kitchen supplies…)

thanks to other participants who offered up kitchen space, we’ve successfully done our first kitchen rotation. we cooked & served on tuesday, serving up around 100 meals outside the new orleans mission in central city. i’m still thinking about moving the serving to duncan plaza by city hall or somewhere with slightly less concrete & carbon monoxide, but the mission is often where we can immediately reach the largest number of folks from the homeless community in one place. if we can get the word out, a move to a park space should be effective.

we will be cooking again this coming tuesday, march 6th back in our original kitchen. holler if you’re not involved yet and want to know more, or if you’ve sent me your number and i haven’t called you back. because the interest has been so great, i’m attempting to coordinate a 2nd day of cooking each week. i can also use help coordinating, so if you’re into that kinda thing, let me know.


nourish yourself before eris!

there’ll be all kinds of brunch schtuff, sweets, mimosas & bloody mary’s. delicious dishes courtesy of some of the fantastico community kitchen cooks. bring 5-10 bucks to donate to help us buy our staples (rice, beans, spices, oil, etc).

gluten-free & vegan friendly, yo.
sun.feb.19 11am-3pm
1571 n. dorgenwah

invite others!

we served about 50 folks today at the mission. ran out of everything but the slaw! donated the leftovers to Ozanam.

taking a week off for mardi gras. we’ll still be doing produce pickups and neighborhood fresh food distribution, plus a fundraiser brunch on sunday 2/19.

the next cooking/serving will be mon feb 27 & tue feb 28. we’re still figuring out a schedule of regular serving locations, but for now we’re trying out duncan plaza (next to city hall), washington square park, possibly the riverwalk, and by the mission (at o.c.haley blvd & caliope).

heya. we cooked today and served at the march against police brutality, outside the main branch of the public library and near the mission on o.c. haley blvd.

next week we’ll cook on tuesday, feb 14. valentines day! holler if you wanna help.
10am – 3pm: prep & cook
3pm – 5pm: serve
5pm – 6pm: clean!

serving will be in central city (s. claiborne & jackson) and at duncan plaza (next to city hall).

here’s our shopping list of things to get soon. if you can donate anything, let us know.

  • durable plastic coolers
  • serving utensils (spoons, tongs, etc)
  • paper cups
  • veggie scrubber
  • plastic food serving gloves
  • hand sanitizer
  • hot sauce
  • cooking oil
  • rice
  • dried beans
  • spices

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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


    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!


    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