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SCG Day of Service

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm PST
L.A. Kitchen
230 W Avenue 26, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $0.00
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Southern California Grantmakers and The Eisner Foundation invite you to an afternoon of service at L.A. Kitchen on Tuesday, February 6th.  Please join us as we tour L.A. Kitchen’s facility, assist with food preparation alongside their students, and enjoy refreshments showcasing their culinary skills.

Located just north of Downtown Los Angeles, L.A Kitchen believes that neither food nor people should ever go to waste. Founded in 2013 by Robert Egger, it provides young adults aging out of foster care and older adults recently released from prison with culinary job training in a 20,000 square foot kitchen, addressing issues of unemployment, poor health and food waste.

Volunteers work alongside a team of L.A. Kitchen chefs, kitchen staff, and alumni or students from our Empower Program (a culinary job training program for young men and women aging out of foster care and older men and women transitioning out of incarceration) to prepare reclaimed fruits and vegetables that will be transformed into nutritious meals and snacks for charitable partners that serve Los Angeles’ aging, low-income and homeless populations. Activities include cleaning, cutting, peeling, zesting, etc. a variety of donated produce from local farmers and wholesale companies. Volunteers learn and practice valuable knife skills and kitchen safety protocols under the direction of trained L.A. Kitchen culinary team members. No prior kitchen prep experience is necessary.

L.A. Kitchen is one of two recipients of the 2015 Eisner Prize, awarded by The Eisner Foundation in recognition of their efforts to unite multiple generations to bring about positive, lasting change in their community. Their innovative approach to serving youth and the previously incarcerated, while creatively and efficiently using food resources, is a unique example of the intergenerational programming The Eisner Foundation seeks to promote.

No cost to participate. 

Who May Attend
Current SCG members. For eligibility requirements, click here.

SCG members: Log in to your account and register online. Space is limited. Please register by Friday, January 26, 2018.


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