Nourished Neighborhood: Community Meals

First Wednesday of every month

at Atrium Kitchen at Pike Place Market

 
 
Chef Traci Calderon feeding our community at Atrium Kitchen at Pike Place Market

Chef Traci Calderon feeding our community at Atrium Kitchen at Pike Place Market

Our story

Background: Nourished Neighborhood

Nourished Neighborhood: Community Meal was started in February 2017 by Chef Traci Calderon, a chef and food entrepreneur, looking to fill a gap and create and connect community by serving a hot multi-course meal. Chef Traci discovered there was a gap in meals served to the senior and low-income community, and decided to make it an inclusive shared meal where guests from all facets of Pike Place Market and the downtown Seattle community can come and share a meal together. Served always on the first Wednesday of each month from 11:30-1:00.

Volunteers ready to serve a scrumptious Nourished Neighborhood lunch!

Volunteers ready to serve a scrumptious Nourished Neighborhood lunch!

community impact

Our Vision and Mission: NOURISH 100%

The goal of Nourished Neighborhood is to provide a hot, nourishing multi-course meal free of charge to all guests while providing the opportunity for guests to connect while sharing the meal. Chef Calderon believes true nourishment goes beyond food, but also includes human connection through conversation. This is what we mean when we say Nourish 100%.

As of July 2019, over 7,000 meals have been served to our community.

Donations are accepted, either in-kind food donations or cash. Receipts are provided through the Pike Place Market Foundation, a 501c3.

Over 30 volunteers arrived on Thanksgiving morning 2018 to serve nearly 250 guests who are either living homeless or are experiencing food insecurity.

Over 30 volunteers arrived on Thanksgiving morning 2018 to serve nearly 250 guests who are either living homeless or are experiencing food insecurity.

volunteers

Volunteers staff Nourished Neighborhood, under the direction and guidance of Chef Calderon. Volunteers as young as 9 years old have helped serve our community. Employees and groups have volunteered, including employees of SABA Architects, cyclists from Beautiful Bike in Fremont, Bloom Projects staff.