Urban farm provides homeless shelter residents with good food and opportunities

An innovative partnership between Bell Shelter, a homeless shelter, Grow Good, an urban farm, and the Salvation Army is bringing healthy food and cooking to a new audience in Los Angeles. People experiencing homelessness are able to get paid to learn culinary skills, and the food from the urban garden both feeds the homeless residents as well as earns income through a social enterprise model that helps fund the training and support programming. After shelter clients participate in the 12 week culinary training program, many are able to get full-time jobs at local culinary institutions.

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