We strive every day to serve children and families with food and love. We work tirelessly to provide support and care for our community.
No-Cost Grocery Program
We believe access to fresh, nutritious food is a right, not a privilege. Using a simple process, participants can attend the grocery program twice a week, alongside neighbors in a judgement-free space. Children and adults are offered prepared hot meals to-go, along with fresh and healthy food options.
SVKCC offers employment and workforce development opportunities for local residents interested in developing the skills needed to operate a food-based business. The Chef Entrepreneurship program provides training, professional development, hands-on work experience and business operations education utilizing a social enterprise model.
Our Youth Enrichment Program exposes third through fifth grade children to new environments, cultures, and activities. Weekly cooking classes are led by an instructor, assisted by volunteers, and incorporate healthy and nutritious food in a safe and supportive environment.
Youth Employment and Professional Development
Local youth are exposed to new professional opportunities and explore career paths while building their tangible job skills. We provide experience in kitchen operations, restaurant management, and food preparation, preparing youth for future employment. SVK+CC instituted a Scholarship Fund for youth employees in 2019.
Viaduct Night Market
The Viaduct Night Market emerged as a community concept for an international market destination under the West Colfax viaduct. Local chefs from our Chef Entrepreneurship program sell their cuisine alongside artists, merchants, and food businesses from Denver’s westside. The market celebrates diverse cultures, activates underutilized public spaces, and creates opportunities for local businesses and entrepreneurs, leading to a more resilient and thriving community.
The Kitchen is a social enterprise restaurant that provides employment for residents and youth in Sun Valley while featuring local chefs from the Chef Entrepreneurship Program. Sun Valley Kitchen opened in October of 2018, was temporarly closed during Covid and is schedule to reopen in Spring 2023.
Westside Athletics offers weekly sports performance training sessions every Sunday with lunch to follow. The sessions are led by a certified trainer and focus on agility, speed, and strength skills that are transferable and necessary for all sports. Off the field, we support the whole athlete and provide support in life skill development, mental performance awareness, access to mentors, educational assistance, and more.
Want to be involved?
We exist through the generous donations of community members of Denver. Any and all contributions are welcome and appreciated.
The Kitchen serves breakfast and lunch from 6:30am – 1:30pm M-F. Come in, enjoy the food and the community vibes.
We are always looking for committed volunteers to assist with preparing groceries for the pantry, dinner preparation, or working alongside local youth in cooking classes.