What Is Community Design And How Can It Build Brave Spaces With Heart

Sloan Leo is a Community Building Strategist & Systems Designer. They are the Director of Social Impact at The Vaid Group, as well as proud poodle parent to Riley Leo. We had a conversation about community design, and how asking simple questions can bring heart back into our work to bring justice.

Nell Derick Debevoise: Tell me about community design.

Sloan Leo: Community design is a funny little term and it’s so right, it got me really excited about design. Let me share some background on why.

Six years ago, I was working in a big nonprofit. It was exciting to be part of a highly-functioning, 300+ million dollar organization. But I realized I still didn’t feel very good. I couldn’t figure out why – I asked myself, is it racism? Is it homophobia and transphobia? Am I bad at

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Kamloops Food Bank receives $13,000 from BC Interior Community Foundation

Past president of the BC Interior Community Foundation Hugh Fallis added, “I think it’s great. We’re a relatively small foundation but like to help the community as much as we can, and this cheque in particular is working with the Stollery Foundation in Edmonton who has deep hearts in Kamloops. We work in conjunction with them giving donations to various organizations in Kamloops throughout the year.”

The food bank has been amazed to receive this kind of support during a difficult time for everyone.

“We have had dozens of grassroots efforts pop up in support of the food bank, so people are selling T-shirts, books and art, and they’re creating events like the porch pictures,” noted Siracky. “It’s just popping up all over the place, and thank you for recognizing that. People are going to need us, people who likely have never needed us before will need a bit more

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Mera Kitchen Free Community Meals Support

The Mera Kitchen Community Meals project is our effort to provide our favorite hot meals to those in need during these uncertain times. We started this project with a goal of serving 1,400 meals in a week. As of April 9, we have served over 7,400 to community members and frontline health workers. We continue to receive more requests each day. Thank you for allowing us to sustain these efforts.

All of our workers will be compensated, as we are trying to keep generating income for those who need it most.

Mera Kitchen Collective is a worker cooperative focused on the empowerment of Baltimore’s refugees and immigrants through food entrepreneurship. We exist to share our incredible food with members of our community. We believe that promoting equitable access to opportunities, building community, and providing living wages are the keys to long-term self-determination, independence, and happiness.

The funds raised in this

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Blazer Kitchen continuing to serve UAB community during Coronavirus outbreak with drive-thru pantry

Blazer Kitchen continuing to serve UAB community during COVID-19 with drive-thru pantry


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SCHOOLS. TO GET A MEAL. THEY JUST HAVE TO BE 18-YEARS-OLD OR YOUNGER. UAB’S BLAZER KITCHEN CONTINUES TO HELP UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES AND STUDENTS STRUGGLING WITH FOOD INSECURITY, DURING THE COVID 19 OUTBREAK. IAN: THEY ARE CHANGING THE WAY THEY OPERATE. THEY’VE CREATED A DRIVE-THRU PROCESS WITH PRE-PACKAGED MEALS, THINGS LIKE RICE, PASTA, AND VEGGIES. VOLUNTEERS ARE ALSO KEEPING A SAFE DISTANCE WHILE DROPPING OFF THE FOOD. IN THE LAST THREE WEEKS, THEY HAVE HELPED 200 EMPLOYEES. ABOUT 15% TO 20% OF THOSE HAD NEVER UTILIZED BLAZER KITCHEN BEFORE. >> FOOD INSECURITY DOESN’T DISAPPEAR DURING THIS CRISIS, IN FACT IT IS EXACERBATED BY FAMILIES NORMALLY HAVE KIDS WHO GET FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH MAY OR MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THROUGH SCHOOLS. IAN: ANY UAB EMPLOYEE OR

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Vancouver Community College opens downtown kitchen to provide food during pandemic

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Vancouver Community College is opening its downtown kitchen as a meal-prep and distribution hub for those who may be struggling to find food during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The effort is in collaboration with the City of Vancouver, local chefs, food suppliers, and agencies.

“VCC has been part Vancouver’s fabric for over 50 years and we have a longstanding relationship with this community that is currently in need of additional support,” Ajay Patel, VCC president and CEO, says a release.

“With the world-class professional kitchens and tools at our downtown campus, we are pleased to help our neighbours and friends.”

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Herndon’s My Kitchen and Bath Will Deliver Groceries for Free to Local Community During COVID-19 Restrictions

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updated: Mar 30, 2020


My Kitchen and Bath is dedicated to helping the community during the coronavirus-related restrictions in the Northern Virginia area. During this time, and as the spread of COVID-19 continues to be a growing concern, My Kitchen and Bath would like to help any single moms, the elderly or special needs adults with grocery delivery services.

Any interested parties should follow these instructions in order to have My Kitchen and Bath lend a helping hand:

  1. If you work with a grocery store that will collect your order for you, follow the normal process for filling out the order.

  2. Then, call or email My Kitchen and Bath, and we’ll pick up the order for you and deliver it to your home.

  3. OR, email My Kitchen and Bath your grocery list and we will gather your groceries and deliver

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Warwick Community Kitchen – Home

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