About the Programs

House of Bread  Hartford, CT

The House of Bread provides urban ministry to the economically disadvantaged in the Hartford area. Simplicity, dignity and respect are characteristics of our services to the hungry, homeless and needy population.

Maryland Food Banks Baltimore, MD

The Maryland Food Bank is a non-profit organization leading the movement to end hunger in Maryland. they supply food to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and faith-based organizations that serve food-insecure Marylanders. they supplement their work with outreach programs that provide direct food assistance, educate the public on the importance of good nutrition, and fight hunger through innovative means.

Inspiration Kitchens Chicago, IL

At Inspiration Kitchens, they always believed in using food as a vehicle to change lives. Ever since a former Chicago police officer named Lisa Nigro founded our parent organization Inspiration Corporation in 1989 by handing out sandwiches and coffee to homeless men and women from the back of a little red wagon, they have been in the business of providing dignity, respect, and opportunity to Chicagoans who are too often left out in the cold.

Café Reconcile New Orleans, LA

Reconcile New Orleans transforms the lives of young adults and the community through the ministry of reconciliation. They do this by encouraging personal growth, providing workforce development and training, promoting entrepreneurship, working with businesses, nonprofits and people of faith to support this transformation, and building strong communities through community economic development.

D.C. Central Kitchens Washington, D.C

DC Central Kitchen’s mission is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities. DC Central Kitchen develops and operates social ventures targeting the cycle of hunger and poverty. they fight hunger differently by training jobless adults for culinary careers and then hiring dozens of our own graduates to prepare the 3 million meals we provide for homeless shelters, schools, and nonprofits each year. Their ventures also prevent the waste of millions of pounds of nutritious food, expand access to healthy, local options in urban food deserts, and scale our model nationally through strategic partnerships with colleges and universities.

Edwins Restaurant Cleveland, OH

Edwins provides a support network necessary for their long-term success. Our mission three-fold: is to teach a skilled and in-demand trade in the culinary arts, empower willing minds through a passion for hospitality management, and prepare students for a successful transition home.

Green Opportunities Ashville, NC

Green Opportunities’ mission is to train, support, and connect people from marginalized communities to sustainable employment pathways. We envision resilient, interconnected communities, where everyone shares respect and dignity, has the opportunity to build wealth and is dedicated to helping each other thrive. Green Opportunities (GO) offers a combination of technical training, life skills training, industry-recognized credentials, and personalized support services to unemployed and under-employed residents of Asheville and Buncombe County. Our training and employment programs empower our Members to overcome both personal and systemic barriers to employment.

Life’s Kitchen Boise, ID

Life’s Kitchen provides a 16-week food service and life skills training program for young adults ages 16-20 years old who face significant barriers to success. Trainees gain hands-on experience through our three training businesses: the café, catering, and contract foods.

Kitchens for Good San Diego, CA

Kitchens for Good breaks the cycles of food waste, poverty and hunger through innovative programs in workforce training, healthy food production, and social enterprise. They believe that kitchens can be drivers of social and economic good in communities. With meals that not only feed, but improve the health of vulnerable residents, jobs that employ men and women previously perceived as unemployable, and a purchasing power that will support Southern California’s farmers and communities.

FoodLink Rochester, NY

Foodlink’s mission is to leverage the power of food to end hunger and build healthier communities. They believe that the fight against hunger and the fight against poverty are one and the same. they envision a future in which food is recognized as a human right and every person is able to feed themselves and their families in dignity. Together, they work to create a more nourished, prosperous region.

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