MEGlobal Community Kitchen Opens at Beyond Food Hub

On Monday, April 17, 2023, the smell of fresh beef-on-a-bun wafted through the Beyond Food Community Hub (BFCH) in Blackfalds, Alberta as community members, MEGlobal representatives, and local elected officials celebrated the grand opening of the MEGlobal Community Kitchen.

“It has been a long time in the making but it’s going to be worthwhile in so many ways,” said BFCH Executive Director Karie Ackerman. “Our community is truly going to benefit.”

Attendees of the event got to experience the great food that can be created in the new kitchen with salads, sandwiches, sides and dessert, all prepared on-site.

“We want people to use this facility to learn basics about food preparation, cooking, storage and planning, but also to have a place to build connections that will help them in the long term,” Ackerman said.

MEGlobal Regional Production Director Amanda Vanderburg was on hand with several other MEGlobal representatives to express appreciation for the hard work of the BFCH staff and volunteers.

“We have seen firsthand the incredible impact this organization has on the community, providing food security, education and empowerment to those who need it most,” said Vanderburg. “This kitchen is a testament to what can be accomplished when we work together towards a common goal, and MEGlobal is proud to be part of a community that values collaboration, innovation and inclusion.”

More information about the Beyond Food Community Hub can be found at Home | Beyond Food Community Hub.