Community Kitchen serves breakfast deal for area businesses, groups

OCK offers breakfast meetings, gatherings for small donation

Our Community Kitchen (OCK) takes a healthy start to a busy work day a step further by offering small business groups a feel-good opportunity to pay it forward over breakfast.

For more than a year, OCK has served delicious breakfasts with a helping of fellowship to a mix of 50 to 75 neighbors in need and those with help to offer from 8 to 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 214 N. Third St. in Stillwater.

There is no cost for the breakfasts served at OCK. Those enjoying a healthy breakfast are asked for a $5 donation, and if they can afford more, pay a little extra for someone less fortunate in the community. Regardless of whether a person can pay for breakfast or not, the more people who visit OCK the better for all since everyone needs a nutritious and flavorful start to their day.

Business groups or other gatherings of up to 20 guests, who sit together in semi-private space, are asked to make a $10 donation per person to support and further OCK’s work in the community.

On any given Tuesday or Thursday morning, breakfast guests can enjoy a menu featuring savory crepes with scrambled eggs and sautéed vegetables; sweet potato pancakes with apple cranberry compote; or breakfast burritos with scrambled eggs, sautéed vegetables and homemade salsas. Special breakfast menus can be designed to suit a group’s tastes for an additional donation fee.

The meals served at OCK address a real need: confronting issues of obesity and chronic disease in Washington County especially among youth, elderly and low-income residents of the St. Croix Valley.

By offering a healthy variety of chemical-free, locally produced fresh fruits and vegetables, bringing volunteers into the kitchen, introducing people to nutritious foods, teaching children and adults how to prepare healthy menus, OCK is creating a community of friends that make sure none in our neighborhood go hungry.

For information about group breakfast meetings at Our Community Kitchen, please contact our volunteer coordinator Diane Rollie at (651) 436-0300.  Visit us on Facebook.