October 20, 2023 @ 3:00 PM

Old Trinity Episcopal Church announced today that they will be breaking ground for the Tiffin Community Kitchen on October 20 at 3:00 PM. Originally announced in 2020, the Community Kitchen has been a major community development initiative for the City of Tiffin and was ranked as a priority project in two separate Dream Big Tiffin cycles. “We’re very excited to finally start construction work on the Kitchen,” said Aaron Gerlach, Rector of Old Trinity Episcopal Church. “This project has received so much support from our community since we announced it three years ago, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone into this beautiful new space.”

Seneca County Common Ground, the local nonprofit partnering with Old Trinity to operate the kitchen, plans  to utilize it as a hub for locally produced and prepared foods. Through classes for the public, training  opportunities for individuals interested in careers in commercial kitchens, and as a space for small commercial  operations to prepare their product, the $2.8 million project will serve as a foundational location for all things  edible in Seneca County.

“It’s great to see this project come to fruition in the heart of Downtown Tiffin,” said Tiffin Mayor Dawn  Iannantuono. “Old Trinity has been working diligently to get the Community Kitchen across the finish line, and  this groundbreaking is a significant milestone for both them and our community.”

Clouse Construction will be the general contractor for the construction of the kitchen. Members of the public  are invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony on October 20, at 3:00 PM to celebrate this milestone. The  Kitchen is being built directly behind Old Trinity Episcopal Church and located at 90 Jefferson Street, Tiffin,  Ohio, 44883.

About the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership

Started in 1983 as the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC), the Tiffin-Seneca Economic  Partnership is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving positive economic, downtown, and  community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio, which consistently ranks among the top  communities nationally for economic development. Learn more about the great things going on in Tiffin and  Seneca County at www.tiffinseneca.org.