Victoria’s Good Table
Where Love Grows believes the dinner table should be treated as a safe haven. It is a place where there are no walls and no stresses, just love and support. With this vision, the dinner table becomes a protective place where children can reconnect and take a break from their busy lives.
Each month, Where Love Grows cooks and serves home cooked meals to local Boys and Girls Clubs and other organizations supporting the needs of children. During a family dinner night, our team interacts with students, parents, and staff from the club. Everyone engages in genuine conversation and enjoys the company of one another while simultaneously combating childhood hunger one meal at a time.
In the summer of 2014, with the help of The Epicurean Hotel, Where Love Grows created a summer cooking class program in the Epicurean Theater. Students from local Boys and Girls Clubs had an opportunity to work with chefs from the Epicurean Hotel to learn culinary skills. We intentionally chose to teach meals that contain ingredients that the students would most likely have at home. At the completion of the program, students are rewarded with groceries to encourage the long-lasting sustainable model.
As a result of the success of the summer cooking classes, in March of 2016 Where Love Grows launched a mobile version. These mobile cooking classes allow the teaching to go where the needs are the greatest without the challenge of transportation for the students. Twice a month, working with local professional chefs, Where Love Grows brings the mobile cooking class to students at Boys and Girls Clubs. This helps to enhance their culinary skills while receiving encouragement and support from other kids and staff at their club.
Do the Local Motion
Do the Local Motion is one of our fundraising efforts. Visit our Do the Local Motion page to find out more.