Covid-19 Response

Community Culinary School

With classes temporarily on hold, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Culinary School has expanded our mission of feeding those in need, as so many face hardships in these unprecedented times. Chef Instructor Blythe Roberts and Senior Center Chef Jason Streck-Weller are preparing and packaging meals for delivery to New Milford Seniors as well as for the New Milford Food Bank and Our Daily Bread Food Pantry at increased numbers. Since the onset of the pandemic through May 2021, the school has prepared 41,696 meals for these organizations.


Community Culinary School Executive Director, Dawn Hammacott, states: “We have been able to pivot from our usual day-to-day activities and react to the needs of people during the pandemic by increasing our feeding programs. This has been possible, due in large part, to generous donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations, as well as donations of food from area food producers. The community has aided our efforts, in so many ways. We are humbled by this outpouring of support for our efforts and gratified to be able provide for those in need in our Town.”

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