Our Community Kitchen and Garden programs are run by our Community Nutritionist/Dietitian here at Tharawal.
The community kitchen aims to promote good nutrition through sharing knowledge and skills, increasing fruit and vegetable consumption and creating opportunities for community building through social support. Our Community Kitchem is a Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation funded program.
The kitchen was launched on the 4th of May 2009. Local community members get together for 4 hours every Mondays during school terms, to cook and share affordable nutritious meals. We also have weekly nutrition education sessions by the Community Nutritionist or guest speakers.
Community participants have their say in the ongoing planning and running of the programs – they choose what will be prepared and talked about at each session – Participants ownership.