The Food Action Society of the North Okanagan does not administer community kitchens, but supports this effort at building food skills and knowledge by helping to promote this service. See

  • Want to learn how to cook some new dishes?
  • Grocery costs too high?
  • Join us and learn how to cook new, affordable meals in a fun filled, friendly way.
  • Take home some healthy food to your family.

When:  Held monthly
Who:  Individuals who want to learn how to cook healthy meals on a budget.

Vernon (call Tat Black 250-307-0647 for general kitchens, 250-545-7617 for young parents or seniors kitchen)
Armstrong (call Kristi 250-546-0371i or
Enderby (call 250-838-9446)
Salmon Arm (call Kate 250-832-2170)
Lumby (call Joy 250-547-2461)
Cherryville (call Kara 250-547-6593)
Falkland (call Tammy) 250-375-2314

community kitchensThe interactive cooking sessions last for 3 hours. During this time, people cook healthy affordable meals together and take food home for $1/serving of food.  The goal is to show people how to cook meals that cost about $1/portion. Portions are large and most food is able to be frozen. People can order as many portions of food as they want.

The group discusses lower cost food substitutions and cooking techniques that will help them stretch their food dollar. Whenever possible we try to eat locally to save money, and in some areas the groups grow food in community gardens.

NEW! The Vernon Community Kitchen has moved to a new location! We are now at the Kindale Mainstreet Connections office at 3314 – 30th Ave. There are no stairs and it is a great new location for us.

Minda Chittenden,
North Okanagan Community Kitchens
Email: or call 250-307-0647 if you’d like to book a spot.