The Open Kitchen Food Drive will be from 12-5pm on October 21-22 at the Bella Bottega QFC. Whether you volunteer with us, donate food, or just stop to say hi, we hope to see you there!
Open Kitchen offers a free, warm meal every Wednesday from 5-7pm at Redmond United Methodist Church. But it has grown to be so much more than just food: we welcome anyone who needs a meal, a warm cup of coffee, or just a friendly conversation. At Open Kitchen, we strive to promote a sense of community marked by dignity and respect and to ensure that no one leaves hungry.
Open Kitchen has been in operation for over 3 years thanks to an amazing community of volunteers and businesses who graciously donate their gifts of time, money, and resources. To find out more, go to www.openkitchenredmond.com or interact with us on our Facebook page. Or you can join our team by signing up to help!
Open Kitchen has grown out of the belief that we are called to work acts of justice, especially for our brothers and sisters in our local community, in the hope of making a positive difference.
The coordinators of Open Kitchen - Jayleen, Kristen, and Shelia - felt a particular calling to fill a void in our wider Redmond community by offering a community meal and shared their vision with the congregation. They were able to tap into the passion for feeding the hungry that has directed many service efforts at RUMC, and Open Kitchen was born!
While we understand that one meal per week can't possibly begin to eradicate hunger, we believe that one meal means a child won't go to bed hungry that night, provides much needed nutrition, brings hope, and does make a difference.
Thus, the primary goals of Open Kitchen are to serve a warm meal, to promote a sense of community marked by dignity and respect, and to ensure that no one leaves hungry - in body or soul.