Kitchens for Good breaks the cycles of food waste, poverty and hunger through innovative programs in workforce training, healthy food production, and social enterprise.
We 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, we will effectively and profitably close the broken loops of our food system.
Nourishing the Community
We understand hunger isn’t just about food. Hunger is a symptom of poverty. Our programs are designed to nourish the community as well as the body. By creating sustainably sourced, nutritious meals and providing job training and job opportunities, we commit to doing our part to address poverty and hunger.
We are dedicated to a business model that balances Organizational Sustainability with Mission Effectiveness. By committing to sustainability in all that we do, including local food sourcing and alternative revenue streams, we remain resilient to enable growth and to have a greater impact on hunger and self sufficiency in our community.
We encourage a spirit of trust and collaboration with those who share our vision of building a community of opportunity and equality. Developing relationships with farmers, workforce agencies, and regional nonprofits allows us to work towards a shared goal of reduced hunger and self-sufficiency. We think smart solutions have an exponentially greater impact when shared.
We embrace a culture of diversity and recognize that everyone has something to contribute and that all lives have value. Innovation requires a celebration of differences and similarities. We believe that diverse teams can achieve far greater results than individuals and encourage an environment of alliance and collaboration.
We believe in challenging the status quo. We embrace fearless innovation. We pledge to constantly learn and evolve by utilizing research, feedback, and experience. We take comfort in chaos and remain nimble and responsive to change.