Karma Kitchen

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A karma kitchen is a non-profit, transparent, volunteer based, good-will project that supports community style dinners. The idea is simple: The food is free, someone has already paid for you. Karma kitchens are always free; you can never buy a karma dinner. The food is cooked by volunteers who are cooking for others, expecting nothing in return.

The whole spirit is that of giving, expecting nothing in return.

Now just like how someone has already paid for your dinner, you too, after experiencing a Karma Kitchen, may donate to the project so that someone in the future has the chance to have a free dinner. If you do choose to donate, remember that it is always to be done in the intention of giving without expecting anything in return, and likwise, when you are eating a karma dinner, remember that it is always to be done in the manner that you are accepting what is givin to you, and not paying for it. You can never pay for a Karma Dinner. You can only accept one. This is how Karma Kitchen works. Not even volunteer cooks expect a dinner in exchange for their work--they do it willingly and without expectation, simply giving to give.

All money collected by donations is accounted for and published for everyone to see, ie. transparency. All food bought is used exclusively for Karma Kitchens and all money collected is used exclusively for Karma Kitchens. It is a P2P project, and therefore, a self-organized public service. If you have any questions please feel free to ask Jeremie Rodger at http://www.facebook.com/jeremie.rodger

Things to do for the project:

  1. Write up a couple of menus for the kitchen with example budgets
  2. Offer ways to ask for donations, voluntarily
  3. Perspectives on how the kitchen services go over in different demographics
  4. A list of things that are long term assets that are created by this project: recipes, documents, recruits, etc.
  5. 5 things we want to happen, 3 things we are avoiding
  6. Games to be played at the events and how to make more of them
  7. Work continues on documents here: http://bit.ly/bVFX8h