Re: Meal Participation Program
From: Alison Etter (alison.s.ettergmail.com)
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 08:46:38 -0800 (PST)
Oh - and I should add - the cooks do not pay for the meal.  Alison

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 8:46 AM, Alison Etter <alison.s.etter [at] 
gmail.com>wrote:

> I live at Roberts Creek Cohousing in British Columbia Canada. We have been
> going for about 5 years and have a system that works for us.  We have a meal
> scheduled on Saturdays, and then also usually a Tuesday or Thursday meal
> during the week.  Folks gather their own team. They put up a sign-up
> schedule and send out an email of the menu and do the shopping for the meal
> based on the numbers signed up.  The team also cooks and sets up the dining
> room.  Usually are meals cost approx. $6.00 per person ($3 for children) and
> people pay as they come in.  Clean up is done by volunteers at the meal.  It
> works for us.  Participation often varies with the menu, I have noticed, and
> what is going on in peoples' lives.  (Summer attendance is usually lower).
> There is always a vegetarian/vegan option if the meal includes meat.  We are
> also supported by a Cooks Committee who buy staples and make sure there are
> enough pots and pans and such for the kitchen (our kitchen pots and plates
> have a tendency to disappear).   They also coordinate dinners for special
> occasions, such as Thanksgiving.  Cooking is a lot of fun, and our meals are
> a highlight of the week for many of us.  Sometimes we have a movie or
> something after the meal.
>
> Hope this help.  Alison Etter
>
>   On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 12:11 PM, Eta Braun <etabr [at] charter.net> wrote:
>
>>
>> I live at Oak Creek Commons in Paso Robles for about 5 years.  We still
>> struggle with scheduling two dinners per week (Thursdays and Sundays).
>> The number of cooks and cleaners has become smaller over time as well
>> as the number of people eating.
>>
>> We would like to hear from other communities how they handle their meal
>> participation program in general and specifically how they ensure
>> enough cooks and cleaners for each meal.  It would also be helpful to
>> find out how much they charge for a meal per person.
>>
>> Thank you in advance for giving us this information.
>>
>> Eta Braun
>> Oak Creel Commons
>> Paso Robles, CA
>>
>>
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> Alison Etter 604-740-0321
> Roberts Creek, British Columbia   Canada
>
> If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
> Wayne Dyer
>



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Alison Etter 604-740-0321
Roberts Creek, British Columbia   Canada

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
Wayne Dyer

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