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Help Feed San Diegans

Using Kitchens to Transform Lives and Nourish the Community

At Kitchens for Good we are dedicated to helping people access careers and the fresh start they deserve. Through our apprenticeship program, our apprentices gain the knife skills and life skills they need to launch a meaningful career in the culinary and hospitality industry, so they can move forward in life and make a positive impact on our communities. Apprentices — who are overcoming the impacts of incarceration, homelessness, and fostercare — hone their skills while making nutritious meals for food-insecure San Diegans.

The Kitchens for Good Recipe for Success

We train.

People facing barriers to employment enroll in our apprenticeship programs: culinary, baking, or food service management.

Apprentices practice.

Apprentices hone their skills by preparing meals for food-insecure children, seniors, and the unsheltered.

Lives change.

Apprentices find meaningful employment, using their new skills to create a better life.

Sustainable Employment

9 out of 10 Kitchens for Good graduates find sustainable employment.


And there’s even more to celebrate…

Fruit and vegetables

Fighting Food Waste

We rescue cosmetically imperfect and surplus produce from wholesalers and farmers.

Since 2015, we’ve saved more than 150 tons of perfectly edible food from hitting the landfill.

Feeding the Hungry

Our apprentices are able to give back to the community by preparing nutritious meals for food-insecure families and seniors.

So far, our apprentices have made over 600,000 meals for food-insecure San Diegans.

Social Enterprise

Kitchens for Good works to create sustainable businesses that provide on-the-job training for apprentices, and generates revenue to reinvest in programs.

Together, we can help people start again.

Unemployment rates among individuals transitioning from homelessness, incarceration, and foster-care are a staggering 20%-50%, and half of the inmates released from prison are incarcerated again within three years.

Together, we can equip people with the skills and support needed to launch meaningful careers.

Jobs are important. Careers are Transformative. We work with apprentices for 20 months as they advance along a career pathway.

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