Bringing Healthy Meals to Youth in Foster Care
In the midst of a turbulent childhood, the kitchen represents the heart of the home.
"The happiest memories I have as a kid were with my family around the dinner table," says Raquine, a recent LA Kitchen graduate and current Peace4Kids member. Unfortunately, these were fleeting moments for him. In his early teens, after being bounced around from home-to-home, Raquine was left homeless for over a year before finally entering back into the foster care system. These experiences destroyed the idea that food could be a reliable anchor for his happiness.
Our youth realized their dream of creating a community Mobile Kitchen
The Mobile Village: Kitchen is a 32’ expandable trailer, designed under the direction of our Board Chair Deborah Richmond. Launched in late November 2015, our teens planned a menu for the P4K Community [250+], cooked the meal with the help of Kitchen Divas, and created a program that highlighted the importance of food and its relevance in the story of foster care. KCRW was there to cover the story.