Every week volunteer teen and adult chefs & gardeners come together to prepare organic healing meals for community members fighting a life threatening illness.
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If you or someone you know is facing a health crisis due to a life threatening illness and could benefit from the gift of beautiful, delicious and nourishing meals prepared with love, our program is for you.
Whether it’s in the kitchen or the garden, we will give you endless opportunities to learn and grow while giving back to your community. If you have never cooked, gardened or feel confident in your skills, we’ll find the right place for you, and give you the opportunity to learn more.
Join the PCK volunteer family of incredible, giving people, who are working together to enrich our community. We have adult volunteer opportunities in
many areas including cooking in the kitchen, spearheading fundraising events, garden help, and more.
Teen Board members Hannah Fowkes and Mitchel Paterson are inviting teen chefs and our community to help Positive Community Kitchen to offer a complete farm-to-table program.
Recently, we’ve been given the opportunity to cultivate fresh produce from our own garden! Currently, PCK relies on donated fruits and vegetables from gracious community members to serve our sixty plus clients weekly. The land has been lent, but we need tools, equipment, soil amendments and even a truck(used) to transport our garden’s goodness to our cooking space.
A garden of our own brings full circle a farm-to-table concept where volunteers of all ages can learn about healthy and sustainable lifestyles.
We, the teen volunteers are looking forward to opportunities in the garden because we get to see where the food is coming from. We are learning a lot in the kitchen such as knife skills, preparing a variety of dishes from soups to desserts and working together as a team. However, the garden will only increase these opportunities. We want to get our hands dirty!
We know as an organization, the garden will positively impact our community in many ways.
Your donation to our garden is a gesture of hope, love, and faith that teens have the power to be positive change agents in the world, starting right here in Eugene. Help us raise $15,000!
This cookbook contains recipes that we use in the Positive Community Kitchen, adhering to our food philosophy – whole foods that are fresh, organic, delicious, nourishing, nutrient-rich, seasonal, beautiful, minimally processed, gluten-fre
My delivery angel, Sally, just dropped off dinner for my family and I. This will be our 3rd week on the program. I'm so incredibly grateful for this program and each week I'm amazed at how incredible the food tastes. Thank you to everyone involved in this program. I pray for God's blessings to shower over you all!
(cancer fighting warrior)
I’m so incredibly gratefulSandra
This beautiful group of young men and women helped me and my family while I was going through breast cancer. I have two growing boys, 12 and 13, who eat a lot and only want junk food! However, we fed them this delicious food and they loved it, especially the desserts! I do not know what I would have done without Positive Community Kitchen's support. Best of all, there was enough food left over for the next day!!! PS I always claimed the frittata! No one was allowed to eat it but me!
I do not know what I would have done without Positive Community Kitchen’s supportEve
Dear Kitchen Angels,
How your meals help! Jan is less well and we have been spending much time away in various doctor and medical appointments. Even though his appetite is diminished, how comforting to know there is tasty, healthful food when we get home after yet another long day. So grateful!
PS: Jan especially enjoys the soups and rice/chicken dishes. Thank you!
How your meals help!Lila
Dear Chef & Wonderful Food Team,
You brighten my life every Monday when my "angel" brings yummy and healthy food dishes. As a single senior lady, it is too much effort to cook such delicious meals for myself.
Thank you for caring for others.
Many hugs, Joy
You Brighten my LifeJoy
Dear PCK Volunteers,
Last week was the first week and I was totally WOWED by the volume and variety and quality of food. Monday was a particularly rough day for me. The Harvest Minestrone soup was the perfect comfort food!! Thank you. The other meals least through the weekend and simplified my life in such healing and thoughtful ways. You are a gift to out community and I am grateful.
I was totally WOWED by the volume and variety and quality of foodSusan
Delivery Angels & all the people at PCK
Thank you VERY much for preparing us such lovely meals! The vegetable fritatta was my personal favourite. My husband liked the fish and my kids really enjoyed the noodles and vegetables.
What an amazing gift you are giving to people life myself, fighting stage 4 lung cancer, and while in the midst of chemo. Cooking or even looking at food seems like its own battle. Yet we must eat and eat healthy! So when my husband and kids come home from a busy day I am prepared and i thank you all for that!!
What an amazing gift you are giving to peopleSara
To the Positive Community Kitchen:
Than you for the Wonderful healing meal you cooked for us last week! What Delicious food! Love the quinoa salad and pot pie!
You Rock!Alison & David
Positive Community Kitchen,
Please accept my profound gratitude for the generosity you have all extended us during this difficult time. When we first started with you, I couldn't imagine that soon your gift of nourishment would become such a life saver. Jan's illness exploded in the last few weeks, leaving little time or energy for anything else. May your program continue to grow.
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May your program continue to growLila
What wonderful food from a blessed kitchen staff - Thank you for sharing your kindness and delicious offerings with our house! We are healing & every week is better!
Every week is betterAlison & David
Dear Positive Community Kitchen,
Thank you for weeks of delicious vegi. meals for our family. It was an absolute joy to receive them every Monday - and helped us on the road to recovery. We are very lucky in Eugene to have such compassionate folks cooking and delivering. You all are the best!
Helped us on the road to recoveryAlison and David
Dear PCK staff and food team,
Many thanks for all the deliciously prepared meals. We greatly appreciate your efforts and kindness. It has been so helpful and has meant so much to our entire family.
All the best and blessings to all.
It has been so helpful and has meant so much to our entire familyJeff, Lisa, Ryan & Hannah
Dear Chefs and Angels,
I want to thank you for the beautiful, healthy, gourmet meal that was provided to me and my family last week. Last week was our first week to experience your food. When I received my bag it felt like Christmas as I pulled out each container. I literally cried while looking at all the wonderful food. We put the food on our dinner plates and we commented that it felt like we were in a fine dining restaurant eating gourmet food!
Your food not only blessed us to have a wonderful cook-free, greasy-free dinner, we were able to use the left overs the next day (Yes, another day without cooking!). By the way, while I am writing this I am eating your apple cabbage salad. Yummy!
We recently moved to Eugene shortly before my diagnosis, so my circle of friends is small. Your love and help means so much to me. It helps me in soooooo many ways, It is so nice to not have to cook dinner or eat my daily ham sandwiches. It is especially nice to not have to eat fast food on the nights I don't have the energy to cook! I am so sick of pizza, Chinese, and greasy burgers!!!
You all are awesome and are angels in disguise! Thank you so, so much!