Re: Meals For Shift Workers
From: S. Kashdan (
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 10:42:01 -0700 (MST)
At Jackson Place Cohousing, anyone who signs up for a meal, but can't eat it
in the common house at the time it is served (at 6:30 p.m. Monday through
Thursday, and either at 6:30 on a Saturday or Sunday evening, or at 10:30 on
a weekday morning) can ask to have a late plate set aside. Then they can go
into the common house and eat it there when they get home, or take it back
to their own home and eat it there.

Folks who want to work on preparing meals, but aren't available at usual
meal times, prepare their part of the meal the evening before, or during the
afternoon, or whatever works.

Our common house is locked, except for when it is being used by large groups
of folks, because we are in an urban environment. But, every resident has a
key to the common house, so anyone who is an adult member of the community
can go in any time.

Sylvie Kashdan
skashdan [at]
Jackson Place Cohousing
800 Hiawatha Place South
Seattle, WA 98144
----- Original Message -----
From: "Maggie" <mdutton [at]>
To: "Cohousing-L (E-mail)" <cohousing-l [at]>
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 9:04 AM
Subject: [C-L]_Meals For Shift Workers

We are just beginning to explore creating a cohousing community since moving
to Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.  It is a city of 47,000 which serves as
the bedroom community for about 6,000 well paid workers (and their families)
employed at the Tar Sand mines & plants which are north of the city.  The
planner at the city wondered how common meals would work for rotating shift
workers.  Have other communities had shift workers that wished to
participate according to their schedule?  Are any common houses open and
active 24/7?  What about preparing extra meals that are then packaged and
stored for reheating later?
Maggie Dutton,
mdutton [at]

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