Rochester Rotary Looks for Sponsor for it’s 5k Run, Sept 17 Benefiting Community Kitchen

Rochester, MI-- Run with Rochester Rotary on Saturday morning, September 17th, and help them support the Community Kitchen at Rochester Community House. The community kitchen provides food a warm meal for those who have fallen on unfortunate times. The race will begin with a “Teddy Bear Trot” for all of the runners under 12. Following the award for the Teddy Bear Trotters, the 5k/10k race will begin. This is a professionally timed race and will start in the City of Rochester Park by City … [Read more...]

Rochester Community House Community Kitchen Serves Extra Cheer for Easter

The Rochester Community House’s monthly Community Kitchen Dinner had extra special treats this month. Serving those in need, the April 17 dinner was sponsored by Gofrank & Mattina P.C., and those who attended were able to enjoy entertainment by actress and singer Jennifer Kincer’s voice students. The centerpieces were made by the children of Hugger Elementary School. The Easter spirit made the dinner even more festive as attendees received colored Easter eggs in their … [Read more...]

Community Kitchen Announces Record Number of Individuals Served

Rochester Community House’s Community Kitchen has become a staple for those in need in the Rochester area in the past two years. Launching in March of 2009, Community Kitchen has served a total of more than 3,000 guests at its Sunday Kitchen Dinners.  “We have worked with many amazing volunteers in the community since starting Community Kitchen,” said Mary Lee Kowalzyck, director of Rochester Community House. “Many people have built relationships with the families in attendance and … [Read more...]

Community House Holiday Giving and Ways to Give Back

Community Kitchen has been hard at work giving to those in need during the holiday season. During the month of November, Lynn Orfgen, CEO of Crittenton’s Medical Center provided 42 turkeys donated by his employees, which were then distributed to Community Kitchen Dinner attendees in need on Nov. 21. . “Guests were very happy with the 10 lb turkeys,” said Mary Lee Kowalczyk, Community House Director. Rochester Dept. of Public Works workers provided also 10 turkeys to Community Kitchen clients. … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Dinner held November 21 for Those in Need

As many people in the area have fallen on hard times in recent years, the Rochester Community House has helped those in need through its monthly Community Kitchen dinners. Held on the third Sunday of each month, this month’s special Thanksgiving dinner will be on Nov. 21. With the help of local churches and nonprofits, Sunday dinner is provided to many low-income families and seniors. To date, the Community Kitchen has served more than 2,000 diners. The kitchen also distributes more 25 bags … [Read more...]

Dinner Held September 19 for Those in Need in Rochester Area

The "Community Kitchen" at Rochester Community House is still going strong. With the help of local churches and non-profits, Sunday dinner is provided to many low-income families and seniors on the third Sunday of each month. September’s Sunday Dinner will be held on September 19 at 5 p.m. There is no charge for this dinner and guests will also receive groceries as the need arises. Home cooked meals are served to diners with linen tablecloths and floral centerpieces in a banquet room at … [Read more...]