The Neighbourhood Kitchen hosts hot lunch Thursdays

The Neighbourhood Kitchen at Community Connections Revelstoke Society's Outreach building hosts hot lunches for $10 every Thursday to raise money for the food bank.

Neighbourhood Kitchen manager and chef, Austin Luciow serves breaded mac and cheese on Thursday, December 15 with the help of a volunteer. Photo: Nora Hughes

This story is part of a feature that first appeared in print in Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine’s January 2023 issue. Read the entire e-edition here:

In the midst of a busy work day, most of us still try to squeeze in time for lunch. But if you don’t have much time, Community Connections’ Neighbourhood Kitchen has got you covered with hot lunches every Thursday.

With food prices rising, Neighbourhood Kitchen manager and chef Austin Luciow says more people are accessing Revelstoke’s food bank, making it harder to keep shelves stocked.

To raise funds for food, the Neighbourhood Kitchen, located inside Community Connections Revelstoke Society’s Outreach Building at 416 Second Street West, is offering hot lunches every Thursday for $10. The proceeds from the meals go into the food bank’s meal program.

Delectable chili and cornbread, minestrone soup and breaded mac and cheese are examples of December’s weekly meals.

Any meals not sold are cooled and given out in the food bank the following Friday.

“We thought we should give the community the opportunity to have a hot ready-to-eat meal for $10 as well as help the food bank raise money to offer more meals to the clients we serve,” says Luciow.

Meals are hot, packaged, and ready to grab and go to fit into most lunch schedules. Customers can pick up lunches at the Outreach Building on Thursdays between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. No pre-order is necessary.

Social media posts on the CCRS and Neighbourhood Kitchen’s Facebook and Instagram will let customers know about the week’s meal. Meals can be pre-ordered individually or for the whole office by emailing kitchen@ or messaging the Neighbourhood Kitchen Revelstoke on Instagram.

The hot lunch Thursdays will continue into the New Year and are made possible with the help of numerous kitchen volunteers. If you want to help make lunches or have ideas of what you would like to see made, email

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Nora Hughes is a recent graduate of the Thompson Rivers University Interdisciplinary Program, where she combined her passions for Adventure Tourism, Communications and Journalism. With a strong interest in community news, Nora is passionate about giving a voice and face to the people of Revelstoke through storytelling.