A volunteer group that aims to help racialized Londoners prevent and manage diabetes now has its own kitchen to prepare healthy meals and food boxes and offer educational cooking classes.

Type Diabeat-It moved into the commercial-grade kitchen in August, four years after founder Mystery Furtado started the organization by planting a few rows of vegetables in the London Food Bank’s community garden.

Located on Exeter Road, the kitchen will be a hub for processing harvest from the organization’s on-site greenhouse and teaching how to prepare healthy, Afrocentric and diabetes-friendly plant-based recipes that can feed a family for less than $20, Furtado said.

“This is huge,” said Furtado, a nurse and clinical educator who is originally from Belize.
“Our kitchen is going to help so many people.” (Read more here).

Originally published by United Way Elgin Middlesex.
Illustration by United Way Elgin Middlesex.
Published on August 23, 2023