Shared Plates

Marlborough’s Cooking for the Community Club joined 100 other groups around Los Angeles in the fight against hunger, food waste, and unemployment by hosting meals in support of LA Kitchen.

Each day, over 500,000 people in Los Angeles struggle with hunger. At the same time, on average, we throw away 40% of our consumable food. Marlborough girls decided to do something about it.

On the weekend of October 6, 2017, Marlborough’s Cooking for the Community Club joined 100 other groups around Los Angeles in the fight against hunger, food waste, and unemployment by hosting meals in support of LA Kitchen. This citywide initiative, called Shared Plates, was created to bring attention to and support Los Angeles’ hungry. Fourteen Marlborough students participated in this important effort by throwing a Shared Plates brunch, contributing to the over $100,000 raised from meals throughout the city.

WIth a similar goal, Marlborough’s Cooking for the Community Club participates in food-based outreach activities. The group has also made lunches for the Downtown Women’s Center, which provides permanent supportive housing for homeless women; baked cookies for Covenant House, offered a sanctuary and support for homeless and trafficked youth; and prepared dinner for and shared a meal with the residents of Alexandria House, a transitional housing shelter for women and women with children.

“Our mission is to use our love of cooking and backing to help the greater community,” said Dani S. ‘18, co-president of the club. “We decided to participate in Shared Plates because we thought it was a great outreach event that fit in perfectly with the mission of our club. It was great to be able to help LA Kitchen and to take part in a citywide event that had so much of an impact.” 
 


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