3.I.27.a. Food preparation

Rule

Residents are involved in food preparation.

Levels

I

II

III

IV

This rule may apply to all levels. See standard 2.I.27.

Guidance

Functionally equivalent family is a term used to describe a group of unrelated individuals living together as a family. Recovery housing that establishes a functionally equivalent family upholds the characteristics of a single family household and therefore have the right to be sited in single family neighborhoods. This rule is an element can be used to establish that a recovery home is operating as a functionally equivalent family.

Biological families cook for themselves and for other members of the family. They also periodically have family meals and create connection through cooking and meals.

This rule does NOT require a recovery residence to provide food. This rule should NOT be used to require residents to donate or give away benefits, such as food stamps.

Evaluation

Are residents are involved in food preparation for household, community or fellowship meals?

Evidence

Evidence for upholding this rule should be documented in the resident packet and leadership manual.

Resources

Course Syllabus

  • NARR 3.0 | 3.I.27.a. Food preparation