Family Kitchen was founded in 1986 by four women from Trinity Episcopal Church who felt the need to reach out to the community after the local mill shut down. They were concerned that, with the lack of local work, there would be a need for free meals. They were right.

Today, Family Kitchen serves three dinners and five lunches each week. We provide soup for two low-income senior housing complexes and for a teen drop-in program. With our partners at Central Oregon Veterans Outreach (COVO), we provide 40 sack lunches for delivery to those living in camps.

We are averaging 5,000 meals per month and have over 400 volunteers involved in our efforts. We are grateful for the funding we receive from corporations, churches, individuals, independent groups and grant organizations.

We are governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees:

President, David Butler, Retired Psychologist
Vice President, Margi Robberson, Retired Educator/Community Volunteer
Treasurer, Bill Silliman, Retired Exxon Executive
Secretary, Lee Husk, Independent Writing and Editing Professional
Trustee, Linda English, Nonprofit and Training Professional
Trustee, Paul Primak, Retired University Programs Director
Trustee, Peter Lovering, Retired Construction Company Manager
Trustee, Lee McGee, Retired HP Executive
Trustee, John Trachtenberg, Commercial Printing and Sales Executive
Trustee, Dana Black, Business Consultant