Second Harvest Food Bank

Can you believe that a $1.00 donation to the Second Harvest Foos Bank provides $15.00 worth of food for the hungry in our community. I spent over $4.00 on a coffee at Starbucks this weekend. That could have provided $60.00 worth of foood. Now, that’s an investment!!

Here are some ways you can get involved. For more info visit

Feed Your Soul at Empty Bowls
April 25, 2007

Administrative Professional’s Day
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(Drop In Anytime)
Downtown Winston-Salem Fire Station
651 N. Marshall Street
Admission $25 — includes lunch & a handcrafted pottery bowl.
Bowls contributed by artists at Seagrove, The Sawtooth School for Visual Art, The Enrichment Center, Winston-Salem State University and UNCG Ceramics Programs, Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools and many others

Triad Community Kitchen
is a unique program that impacts our work to help feed hungry people on many levels. It makes good use of increasing donations of perishable food to our organization, using these and other ingredients to prepare ready-to-heat meals in a bag. These meals are cook-chilled, a process that ensures an extended shelf life of 30 days or longer if frozen, and distributed to our partner agencies, like soup kitchens and group homes, serving those in need. And the program operates as a free job training program for unemployed, under-employed (earning under the NC self sufficiency standard) and homeless individuals, preparing participants for sustainable, gainful employment in the under staffed food service and hospitality industries.

Jeff Bacon, a certified executive chef, directs and teaches the ten-week curriculum which offers training and certification in ServSafe® sanitation, basic culinary skills, knife skills, kitchen safety, mass food production and cook chill technology. Real world job experience is gained through a one-week internship with a local food service organization or restaurant.

Overcoming the barriers to employment that many Triad Community Kitchen students have faced is an important key to their ultimate success. For this reason, the program will incorporate instruction and activities designed to help them improve their level of workplace readiness.

A national program of America’s Second Harvest, The Nation’s Food Bank Network, there are currently 36 network members operating Community Kitchens across the nation, and an additional 50 independently operated programs.

Class Schedule Through December 2007

Class of 2007-1
Starts: 2-12
Internships Begin: 4-16
Graduation: 4-23-07
Class of 2007-2
Starts: 4-30
Internships Begin:7-2
Graduation: 7-9 Class of 2007-3
Starts: 7-30
Internships Begin:9-24
Graduation: 10-01 Class of 2007-4
Starts: 10-08
Internships Begin: 12-10

The class is offered at no charge to the student and bus passes are available.

For general questions about the program, contact Program Director Executive Chef Jeff Bacon at (336) 784-5770 or

To apply to enter the program, download and complete the application. For assistance regarding the application process, contact Ms. Rosa Williams at Goodwill Industries at (336) 724-3625.

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