West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation (WEHDC) is a 501c3 non-profit community development corporation that has been serving the housing and community needs in the West End of Providence since 1970. Its mission is to promote the development of healthy, sustainable communities through housing services and to foster community leadership.

The Sankofa Initiative was established in 2011 through the WEHDC to address the need for increased access to healthy, fresh, local, affordable, and culturally appropriate food in the West End of Providence, Rhode Island. Projects of the Sankofa Initiative include the Sankofa World Market, community gardens, greenhouse, and a community kitchen.

The Sankofa Community Kitchen, adjacent to a community room, will provide a critical resource for Sankofa residents and the broader West End neighborhood. While Sankofa Farm addresses health disparities, Sankofa Kitchen will provide a platform to address the economic development disparities in our community.

Mission or business tagline: We Build Community, We Build Lives
Accepting new clients?: Please contact <%
Security deposit amount ($): 200
Additional fees and services :
Dry storage
Cold storage
Freezer storage
Special events
City or county agency for kitchen licensing and inspection: Providence
Kitchen spaces available:
Kitchen or cooking
Bake shop or bakery
Refrigerator storage
Dry storage/pantry
Freezer storage
Event space
Commercial equipment available:
Commercial Oven
Convection Oven (circulation of hot air)
Prep Tables
Other kitchen offerings:
Business address
Delivery location
Mobile stainless steel worktables
Pots and pans
Pest management
Security cameras
Small wares
Stainless steel worktables and sinks
Trash and recycling
24/7 Access
Kitchen product specialization:
Breads, cookies, and other baked goods
Ready-to-eat foods (catering/chefs/food delivery)
Jams, jellies, and syrups
Serviceable business stage:
Community Group
Existing business
Bookable only by Verified Food Businesses: Yes <%
Country: United States <%
Most recently updated Mar 6, 2019