People's Kitchen

What if we had a completely radical food system?

We are taking back our food system and fighting for every family to have access to nutritious, local, chef-cooked meals. 

The People’s Kitchen is a food security and employment survival project in collaboration with the restaurant South Philly Barbacoa. The Project initiates base building, political education, and organizing strategies in Philadelphia to connect people, through the synergy of food, worker, and cultural platforms, into a movement that grows relationships, stimulates community dialogue, and builds political power, all while serving up 200 free, chef-cooked meals per day. 

To help with distributing the meals, 215PA has partnered with Church of the Redeemer Baptist Church in Point Breeze, Puentes de Salud, UNITE HERE Philadelphia, SEAMAAC and the Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance

Interested in learning more about the People’s Kitchen? Contact Carly Pourzand, Project Coordinator at

People’s Kitchen Advisory Committee:

  • Ben Miller, Chef, South Philly Barbacoa
  • Carly Pourzand, Project Coordinator 215PA
  • Caitlin Fritz, Managing Director, 215PA
  • Patricia Eakin, Executive Committee, 215PA
  • Shivaani Selvaraj, Executive Committee, 215PA
  • Valerie Erwin, Chef and Food Justice Advocate

Thank you to our funders!