The Cornerstone Kitchen is an integral part of our vision of wellness at The Lewisburg YMCA at The Miller Center. Our mission can best be thought of as a three-pronged approach: Food Accessibility, Nutritional Education, and Delicious, Healthy 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
In November 2021, we were pleased to announce our newest partnership in our Cornerstone Kitchen with Kitch It To The Curb who will oversee café operations at The Miller Center.
Kitch It To The Curb, based in Mifflinburg, began as a food business that found its largest growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. With many restaurants being forced to shift to carryout service only, chef & owner Jordan Russell saw an opportunity to take delicious, locally-sourced, restaurant-style food to the people using a food trailer. You can now find your favorite Kitch It To The Curb creations at the Cornerstone Kitchen at the Miller Center on a regular basis, with special hours for tournaments and events.
Tuesday – Saturday 11 am-7 pm