Cooking for Community club hosts Shared Plates brunch

Cooking for Community club poses in Head of School Priscilla Sands’ backyard. Photo courtesy of Megan Witt.

The Cooking for Community club hosted a brunch called Shared Plates at Head of School Priscilla Sands’ house to raise money for LA Kitchen on Sunday, Oct. 8. The guests enjoyed a special layout of food, including a lox plate, banana bread, coffee cake and hash browns, personally cooked by the members of the club.

Every donation went towards helping LA Kitchen. LA Kitchen strives to limit food waste and empower people to make a difference by using healthy food that would normally be discarded, training unemployed people and supplying the community with healthy meals. This is another example of how the club has worked to raise awareness about different organizations that revolve around food. Last year, the club hosted a cookie decorating event to support Covenant House and created lunch packs for the Downtown Women’s Center.

Shared Plates was intended to raise awareness about hunger, food waste, and unemployment in LA.         

Emily ’18, co-president of the club with Dani ’18, said she hopes that participants felt like they were contributing to an important cause.

“We love to cook…so we love to spread our love of cooking and awareness to support local communities,” Emily said.

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