917 S. Rogers Street PO Box 3286
Bloomington, IN 47402-3286
At Community Kitchen our mission is to work alone, and in collaboration with others, to eliminate hunger in Monroe County and surrounding areas through direct service, education, and advocacy. Our philosophy states that Community Kitchen provides free nutritious meals, nutrition education, referrals to other agencies, and a clean, comfortable social environment for patrons, staff, and volunteers. Through daily operations and educational outreach, Community Kitchen works to educate the public about the extent of hunger in Monroe County, explain probable causes of hunger, and provide ways to respond to hunger needs. The agency's ultimate goal is for individuals to achieve regular access to an adequate diet through normal means. A soup kitchen is not considered "normal" means, but rather a "safety net" for people who have not yet achieved food security on their own.
Hunger & Poverty