Economically sourced from local farms and growers, healthful and nutritious meals will heal bodies, minds and spirits. Drawing whenever possible on locally grown and raised fresh fruit and vegetables, Lotus House will offer daily specials that teach everyone about healthy, low cost foods at the same time we minimize our ecological imprint. This catering kitchen will be sized to deliver more than 500,000 nutritious meals each year to the residents of Lotus House, much of which will be “homemade” by our chef and students in our real-world, working classroom. This unique working classroom kitchen and food service will double as a training program for the residents of Lotus House, who will have the opportunity to build basic life skills as they learn about healthful eating, food safety, and the basics of cooking at home. For those seeking a career in the food service industry, the kitchen and food service training program will allow participants to build critical job readiness skills and experience in the operations of a professional kitchen, preparing them to enter the work world with a new and practical skill set.
The primary donor of our Working Classroom Kitchen will have the opportunity to name this life changing program and be recognized with a plaque installed in a prominent location in or at the entrance.
LOTUS WORKING CLASSROOM KITCHEN- $1,500,000 Donation
The primary donor of the Working Classroom Kitchen may name the Kitchen and will be recognized with a plaque installed in a prominent location in the Serving Area.
A fundraising campaign can be spread over three to five years and can be timed to meet tax planning needs.