A generous member of the Jules Kessler Foundation of the Oregon Community Foundation Donor Advised Funds has offered a dollar to dollar match up to $55,000.00 to help us meet our Capital Fundraising Campaign goal to raise $110,000.00 for the expansion of our ongoing educational program and our increased capacity to deliver in-person services to individuals who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in our community.
Can we ask you to consider making a recurring or one time donation to support our work at Reality Kitchen Nonprofit and help us reach this goal ? Please click the link below to join other Friends of Reality Kitchen who are supporting this campaign, thank you !
Reality Kitchen, along with other food service businesses across our community, have continued to receive so much good will, generosity and kind support from neighbors and community friends. Your help affirms to us that you value our Mission. Without the contributions you and so many of your friends have made, Reality Kitchen Nonprofit would not be able to keep our doors and continue operations, so please consider making a contribution of financial support today !
We will continue to do our best to help those who need it the most. We are very grateful for your continued support and thank you, so much !
If you want to be in touch with us directly, please call us at 541.337.1323
Our Cafe and Pickup Window are open for business each Thursday and Friday from 10 am until 4 pm !
Very soon we will offer expanded hours and food service !
Come on down to see us at 645 River Rd, each Thursday and Friday between 10 am and 3:30 pm to enjoy your favorite menu items and treats, pick up some pretzels, buns, pies and breads and lots more of the baked goods you have come to rely on us to have available !
Of course we make breakfast all day long and our sandwiches have always been made to order, just as you like them ! Vegetarian offerings are our specialty and we offer vegan and gluten free bread and meal items too ! Have you tried one of our Pretzel Stuffers yet ? We’re always trying new variations and combinations, so please make us your destination to meet up with friends or pick up a meal to bring home to enjoy !
“Lucy Bug” Color by Numbers Community Mural Project
We’ve begun filling in our “Lucy Bug” Mural at our Pickup Window and will keep bringing color and life to this community mural project !
The Elder’s Luncheon is returning !
A special activity held every Wednesday was our Elder’s Luncheon where our Supported Staff would prepare and serve a four course meal, free of charge, to elderly neighbors and community members.
These lunches were supported by donors and the income from the retail café and wholesale baking operations and became a wonderful opportunity to honor and give back to those extended family members who have spent a lifetime giving to each of us. Without the income we had from the Cafe’, your support is more needed now.
Serving these respected elders gave our Supported Staff a full circle experience where they planted and nurtured organic vegetables raised at our Reality Kitchen Garden at a neighbor’s home based farm. These students harvested and were shown how to plan a menu, prepare serve these nutritious meals while rotating local musicians came to perform during these luncheons. We appreciated the regular participants in these gatherings and established a learning opportunity that taught us all the valuable lesson that remembering our elders and caring for them, filled our hearts and souls while nourishing them with whole food and love.
Unfortunately, changes in ownership at the garden and demands on our business forced us to suspend these lunches. But the experience has remained with us and we are often asked if this would return.
When Pacific Source approached us with their generous $2500 grant to respond to the continuing rise of food insecurity in our community, we were inspired to return the Elder’s Luncheon and welcome back these special friends and neighbors.
To learn more about and support this meaningful learning activity, please visit the Food Insecurity Initiative page here on our site and consider how your organization, company, legal or medical group or family foundation could participate with a matching $2500 grant, or perhaps make an individual donation to fund this Essential Event !