From Incarceration To In-The-Kitchen: Entrepreneur Empowers Marginalized Groups Through Culinary Education
Aviva Paley, the co-founder of Kitchens For Good, has set out on a mission to dismantle the negative stereotypes associated with people who have previously been incarcerated, experienced homelessness, or have been in foster care. They have some of the highest rates of unemployment in the U.S., ranging from 27-42% pre-pandemic, and now only increasing.
Kitchens For Good helps those people find meaningful and valuable careers in the culinary and hospitality industry. The most impressive part: not only are they addressing unemployment, but also the intersection with hunger and food waste.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The people trained by Kitchens For Good practice their skills and give back to their communities by taking thousands of pounds of rescued food from wholesalers, farmers, and grocery stores and creating thousands of healthy, nutritious meals for hungry people in San Diego.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Little by little, meal by meal, Paley hopes to unite individuals of all different backgrounds and speak to the common humanity in us all.⠀⠀