The Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department and VALLEYLIFE recently celebrated the official opening of a new healthy prep kitchen.
The nonprofit VALLEYLIFE provides residential services, day activity centers, vocational services and in-home services to Phoenix residents with disabilities, according to a release.
The kitchen, part of an effort to enhance the organization’s Eat Well Feel Great Nutrition Program, was funded by a $150,000 Community Development Block Grant from the city.
“VALLEYLIFE’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities. Our first goal in achieving this mission is to ensure the health and safety of our members. One critical point of that goal is to provide healthy meals and nutrition,” Cletus Thiebeau, VALLEYLIFE president and CEO, said.
VALLEYLIFE’s new prep kitchen will serve 25 group homes, 12 of which are in Phoenix.