Our commercial kitchen, cafeteria, and dedicated staff provide a place of safety and empowerment for those seeking a fresh start in life. We support individuals with hurdles to employment in recognizing their potential as they work to gain new skills and achieve self-sufficiency.
Our Foodservice Training and Job Placement Program operates as a simulated work environment to provide hands-on experience with preparing and serving affordable, freshly made lunches to the community.
Our wholesale business-to-business food manufacturing business allows us to generate sustainable, repeatable revenue in our commercial kitchen, making us less reliant on grants and donations and allowing us to model the self-sufficiency we teach.
We empower individuals to build better communities that support collective growth.
The incarcerated population faces an array of unique challenges when re-entering the community. Studies have shown that these individuals are less likely to be re-incarcerated upon release when equipped with the knowledge, tools, and support necessary to succeed in the working world. This new initiative brings our existing curriculum to incarcerated individuals inside the system, providing opportunities to engage in formal training for technical kitchen skills, food safety knowledge, and employable social skills.
Our food production operates with the help of our trainees. After learning about employable skills & earning a Food Handlers certificate, trainees spend time learning the in's and out's of a commercial kitchen. Although our program is food service based, we are not a culinary program and focus on helping to build employable skills to help our trainees be prepared for success in the workforce.