After a temporary displacement to Atascadero due to a fire on October 21, The Wellness Kitchen and Resource Center re-opens in its Templeton location on March 1. Since December 3, the meal programs continued thanks to the use of the commercial kitchen at the Atascadero Bible Church; Fig at Courtney’s House for distribution; Idler’s in Paso Robles for hosting the monthly cooking classes; and the Dusi Family for hosting the administration team at their warehouse.

Executive Director Gina Grieb says, “Thanks to our dedicated board of directors, staff, volunteers, donors, in-kind sponsors, media and patrons; together as a community have made it possible for us to get our commercial kitchen ready for daily operation. Without this support, we wouldn’t have been able to resume our Healing and Wellness Food programs and cooking classes.”

Grand Re-Opening Week

The week of March 11 through March 15 is dedicated to welcoming the community back to The Wellness Kitchen and showing appreciation for the outpouring of support. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., samples of healing tea will be served, deli lunches will be available for purchase, along with ordering wellness/healing foods and sign-ups for cooking classes.

“It takes a community to make a difference in those we serve,” Grieb said. “The Wellness Kitchen couldn’t operate and serve our patrons without you. Thank you!”

For more information on meal programs, education and events, go to thewkrc.org, call 805-434-1800 or better yet, visit 1255 Las Tablas Road in Templeton.

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