At 455 Rosa L. Jones Blvd. in Rockledge, FL there is an inconspicuous building that opens at 6:00 A.M. Monday through Friday preparing the best meals in town! It is the Brevard Community Kitchen and it is a food factory for Brevard’s citizens.
The kitchen prepared and delivered 459,921 meals in 2011 supporting:
- Meals on Wheels
- Seniors at Lunch
- Seniors attending Adult Daycare Centers
- At-risk children received 12,582 lunches at Brevard County Parks and Recreation Summer Lunch program
- Partnering with United Way of Brevard and local corporations 2,219 meals were delivered on 36 Saturdays by their corporate employees
All of our meals meet the “Dietary Guidelines for Americans.” Our registered dietician approves a four-week menu cycle that changes quarterly.
The kitchen also has a thriving community catering business, catering small parties to large weddings. The income from the catering business helps subsidize the cost of Aging Matters In Brevard nutrition programs. Simply stated, “The more events we cater, the more seniors we can serve.”
As the community receives, it also gives. In 2005, United Way of Brevard purchased a 75-kilowatt natural gas kitchen generator to assure uninterrupted food service during any power outage. The generator makes it possible to prepare meals before, during and directly after any hurricane, wild fire or other catastrophe. To ensure emergency service workers have nutritious food during disasters meals are prepared four times during a 24-hour period and distributed to disaster sites and the Emergency Management Operations Center.
Indeed this is a “Community Kitchen” for all of the residents of Brevard County.
For more information or catering requests phone 321.636.9901
Services are at no cost to eligible seniors, however we depend upon your donations to help off-set the cost of running these services.