At the heart of every home is the kitchen.

We believe education, access to food and resources, and a supportive community is the best way to to make a difference.  The mission of the HEART Kitchen is to help provide healthy food and educational opportunities through a variety of monthly programs and events; such as a local Chef Showcase, 'Pay-What-You-Can' Cafes, and Cooking/Nutrition Classes hosted by community partners.  As with all our initiatives at Ann's Heart, programs will be developed through our community partnerships, such as those with Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS), Trellis for Tomorrow, Delaware Valley Vegan Education Group, and others. Now more than ever, spaces like the HEART Kitchen are important to support the Phoenixville community.

The former cafeteria space is being re-imagined into a community teaching kitchen. With upgrades to include convection ovens, a commercial dishwasher, prep and teaching space in an open kitchen setting, and air conditioning, the space will lend itself to not only educational programming, but as welcome place for community events. From private parties to non-profit fundraisers, the HEART Kitchen can accommodate more than 200 people for a range of affairs.

The HEART Kitchen will also be key in the efforts of Ann's Heart to become as self-sufficient as possible. As a great event space, our organization will utilize funds from rentals as a way to fund our programs and provide wrap around support services (like healthier meals) for the Code Blue Center. 

Every person deserves a seat at the table. At the HEART Kitchen, we want to ensure that we pull up a seat for anyone who walks through our doors.



Investing in Our Community

Why would a non-profit take on a project of this proportion? Because in an ever-changing economy it is more important than ever to find ways to be able to be less reliant on grants or funding that may come and go. The HEART is an effort for Ann's Heart to support the community, but also support our programs that provide safe and welcome spaces for our neighbors in need. Proceeds from hall rentals are used to fund our programs, such as the Code Blue Overnight Emergency Warming Center. We hope that we will be able to provide free or reduced usage to as many programs and non-profits as possible, thanks to the investment in our spaces by those who will utilize our places of welcome.


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