The Cornerstone Kitchen is an integral part of our vision at The Miller Center. Our mission can best be thought of as a three-pronged approach: Food Accessibility, Nutritional Education, and Delicious Café Food. We seek to build healthier communities by connecting people to real food that is convenient and accessible to all. At the Cornerstone Kitchen, we believe in the power of a shared table – a place where friendships are made and ideas are born.
Our café is operated by Schock’s Food Service. They provide breakfast and lunch as well as concession service on most event weekends. The Cornerstone Kitchen Café is open to the public, and you do not need to be a YMCA member to enjoy their delicious, home-cooked sandwiches, salads, pizza, soups, melts, and other in-house specialties. Check out their menu here. To place an order by phone, call 570-238-7188.
Tuesday-Friday: 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
The Union County Food Hub operates out of the Cornerstone Kitchen’s “back of house” and aims to improve food accessibility in our region by supplying over two dozen local food access programs with fresh produce and dry goods that were donated by local farms and other supporters. The Food Hub is always on the lookout for donations and support. If you have a desire to help them in their mission to battle local food insecurity, please contact Nicole Peterson, Food Security Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several different nutritional education events have already taken place in the Cornerstone Kitchen with more planned for the future. Evangelical Community Hospital Registered Dietitian Kimberly Criswell has hosted several virtual cooking demonstrations with the hope that in-person events, complete with sampling, can happen soon. A series of Cancer Survivorship Dinners were held where breast cancer survivors from the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health were treated to dinner and information on healthy recipes for those battling cancer. In addition, the Union-Snyder Community Action Agency (CAA), parent organization of the Union County Food Hub, has hosted several Penn State Extension classes including their Nutrition Links series and a Preservation class.