About the Kitchen
Knox Prairie Community Kitchen began in early 2011 as an outgrowth of The Lunch Spot, a volunteer program that provided free sack lunches for Galesburg Community School District 205 children and families during an extended winter break session. Recognizing a hunger insecurity issue in the community, the KPCK began addressing this with a series of free potluck dinners, building on a model begun a few years earlier by The People in Galesburg group.
Building community relations is an important part of the KPCK mission and in the fall of 2011 a partnership with the Central Congregational Church of Galesburg was initiated. Central Congregational Church graciously opened their doors and allowed the KPCK to use their excellent kitchen and dining facilities. Beginning with a trial potluck dinner, the KPCK initiated a series of twice-monthly planned menu meals in October, 2011.
In 2012, the KPCK is pleased to announce that it will present two meals per month at the Central Congregational Church (60 Public Square, Galesburg, Illinois).
All KPCK meals are free and open to the entire community. Questions? Please call 309-335-3544 or email to knoxprairiekitchen @ gmail.com.