Rainbow Kitchen reopens

The kitchen opened in new digs for a trial run mid February, and attracted 90 people on the first day

After one week of operations at its new location, the Rainbow Kitchen has proved there’s a demand for the services it Esquimalt.

The finances, however, will prove a challenge.

“We don’t want it to fail because these folks that come are really, really in need,” said Ron Fuller, on the organization’s finance committee.

“Financially, it’s really going to be hard for us, because the Anglian church did give us those facilities (in Vic West) free, up until they sold the building.”

The kitchen’s new landlord, Esquimalt United, is charging rent.

While justifiable, it will be a “big job” raising the money, Fuller said.

The kitchen opened in new digs for a trial run mid February, and attracted 90 people on the first day.

Yesterday (Feb. 28) marked the facility’s official opening.