cfi chef cutting up carrots in kitchen

June 2022 Talking Points: Kitchen would improve food access, create jobs

By Candace Romano, Associate Director of Marketing

The Milwaukee Center for Independence, an affiliate of the Centers for Independence, plans to develop a fifth commercial production kitchen at 27th and Wells as part of the Near West Side Partner’s Concordia 27 initiative.

As a crucial component of Concordia 27, this kitchen will increase access to fresh, healthy meals for youth in economically disinvested neighborhoods and will be essential to serve additional lower-income early education centers and K-12 schools. This project will also create new jobs, increase culinary training, serve as an incubator kitchen to help launch neighborhood food entrepreneurs, and provide space as a demonstration kitchen to support health and wellness classes.

MCFI has reached its production capacity and cannot accommodate the increased demand from additional schools without adding a fifth
production kitchen.

Please support MCFI’s commercial production kitchen at the Concordia 27 Near West Side. Help make this essential project for children and adults in the community a reality!

Also in this month's newsletter:

  • Clients enjoying gift of hydroponics system.
  • Miss Kim and her Amazing Animals visit.
  • MCFI is again sponsoring Summer Food Service Program.

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