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First look inside new $4.9M Foodlink Kitchen

13WHAM recieved a first look inside Foodlink's new $4.9 million dollar project in Rochester Wednesday.

13WHAM recieved a first look inside Foodlink's new $4.9 million dollar project in Rochester Wednesday.

The community food bank opened its community kitchen, which will be used to prepare thousands of nutritious meals for school lunch and after-school programs.

It will also be used to distribute more local produce through its value-added processing center, and train hard-to-place workers for middle-skills careers in the food service industry.

"Not only does it take food we can donate, to Foodlink and turn it into meals, but now it's going to provide job training for people, to either learn how to cook themselves and live a healthier life," said Wegmans chairman Danny Wegman. "Furthermore, there's a lot of jobs necessary to be filled in the food industry."

Wegmans Food Markets helped with kitchen design and and is working with the agency to help develop the kitchen's culinary training program.

For more on Foodlink and its new commercial kitchen, click here.

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