There is more to ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen than providing Expert Advice for Everyday Life™. Beyond the reach of our answer line services, website, cookbooks, recipes, classes and school programs, we are invested in the well-being of the communities where we live and work.
In partnership with local charities like Soup Sisters, Made by Momma, Breakfast for Learning and E4C we are helping to strengthen our communities through food and household education.
We are regularly out and about in the community at local tradeshows and community events showing our support to help make our communities a better place for families to live and grow. If you see us, stop by. We'd love to answer your questions, share some household tips or a recipe or two.
Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers is a non-profit organization that provides soup to women's shelters and programs for youth in crisis. All of the soup made by the Soup Sisters volunteers at our facility is donated to the YMCA Mary Dover House — a home that offers safe, affordable short-term supportive housing to women and children in times of crisis or transition.
Last year, Soup Sisters hosted an event once a month in ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen's Calgary Learning Centre, and they will continue through into 2015. The events are social evenings with lively conversation, laughter and kitchen camaraderie that end in a dinner of soup, salad, bread and wine for all participants.
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Made by Momma
Made by Momma is a Calgary-area non-profit organization that provides assistance to families who are faced with short-term or life changing illnesses, injury or adversity by providing supportive in-home visitors, baby essentials, and children's items.
Made by Momma also provides healthy homemade meals and baked goods to families. In partnership with ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen, Made by Momma offers evening and afternoon events where volunteers come together to make meals to stock their freezers.
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E4C is an Edmonton-based non-profit organization that moves people toward positive, healthy and lasting change.They help address food insecurity by delivering school lunch programs, running community gardens, and coordinating summer snacks in community parks.
We have partnered with E4C to deliver the Young Chefs Program
, which is designed to foster skill development in food preparation, kitchen safety, and team work in elementary school children. Students learn how to make low-cost healthy meals and snacks in a fun, supportive environment. The program aims to reduce food insecurity by giving the children skills and confidence to help prepare food in their own homes.