Courtesy Kitchen


7229 5th St.    –    Drop-In Open  Mon-Fri 8am-2pm    –     See our FAQ Page

Kitchen Projects

All meals currently available for take-out only

*Some projects affected by COVID-19, and postponed until further notice*

  • *Courtesy Breakfast Program*

Offering a free modest continental breakfast every morning with coffee until 10am. Typically toast with peanut butter and jam, sometimes pancakes or oatmeal, with fresh fruit whenever available.

  • Courtesy Lunch Program

Offering a free modest lunch and tea every day from 11am-1pm. We try to offer balanced and nutritious meals while utilizing donations and produce from waste recovery initiatives. Typically toast with peanut butter and jam, sometimes pancakes or oatmeal, with fresh fruit whenever available.

  • Beverage Sales (Revenue Generating)

Canned juice and various pops are sold for $1 each. The cans are saved for our bottle recycling project.

  • NEW Food Sales (Revenue Generating)

Pastries, snacks, and limited menu items will be made available for sale at an affordable rate. These items will change based on availability, seasonality, and popularity. Our main priority is to offer our Courtesy Meals, and these will serve as additional fundraising efforts to achieve financial sustainability.

  • Composting & Animal Feed

Inedible food items are sorted based on appropriate use for animal feed or general compost and offered to local farmers and food producers. This reduces expenses, eliminates unnecessary waste, and promotes healthy food systems.

  • Local Gleaning

Our kitchen will accept lower graded produce donations, and take the time to sort for compost or clean and trim products for use in the kitchen. A difficult project when man power is low and fridge space is sparing, but still an effort we like to partake in with the aid of The Boundary Food Bank, grocery stores, and local food producers. We hope to offer more resources to this project and further develop the many gleaning opportunities our bountiful boundary holds.

  • *Bottle Recycling (Revenue Generating)*

Returnable bottles and cans are gathered and sorted by volunteers at the local Bottle Depo. We unfortunately are limited in resources and can only accept a small amount of returnable bottle donations at this time, limiting us mostly to the returnables generated through pop sales and left behind by foot traffic. We hope to be able to utilize our large bottle and can receptacles and a implement a new more efficient sorting and transport procedure.