Hospice Kitchen gets Upgrades

The South Kent Wind Community Fund, a donor advised fund of the Chatham Kent Community Foundation recently approved a grant of $9,750 to upgrade appliances for the kitchen at Chatham-Kent Hospice. Specifically, the grant purchased a larger freezer, upgraded the dishwasher, and purchased new shelving units for the pantry as well as an induction soup rethermalizer.

“The upgrades to our appliances will improve the storage space and flow of our hospice kitchen. This will be greatly appreciated by our kitchen volunteers who prepare meals for our residents and soups and baked goods for their family and friends” shared Karen Konecny-Brooks – Kitchen Coordinator.

“This generous grant is very much appreciated. We need to raise $106,000 each month in donations to cover ongoing operating expenses so this gift will help us reach that goal” shared Jodi Maroney – Executive Director, Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation.

Since opening the doors in April 2016, Chatham-Kent Hospice has cared for over 720 families from across Chatham-Kent.


Shown in photo (L-R): Chris Pegg – Asst. Executive Director, Chatham Kent Community Foundation, Karen Konecny-Brooks – Kitchen Coordinator, Chatham-Kent Hospice