Food Bank of Delaware to Hold Inaugural Graduation for The Kitchen School Program Next Week

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The Food Bank of Delaware will celebrate the inaugural graduation of The Kitchen School at the Milford Branch next Thursday, July 13th at 11:00 a.m. The Kitchen School program offers specialized training to provide employment opportunities in the food and hospitality industries for adults with disabilities. This new program represents a partnership between the Delaware Restaurant Association and the Food Bank in collaboration with teachers and counselors specializing in work with individuals with disabilities. Students have spent eight weeks at the Food Bank kitchen in Milford and an additional four weeks were spent transitioning to permanent employment through on-site job coaching.

Additional Information–About the Food Bank of Delaware

The Food Bank of Delaware distributes millions of pounds of food each year to Delawareans in need through a network of community food pantry and mobile pantry partners, home delivery partnerships, and it also provides thousands of meals a month for children at risk of weekend hunger through the Backpack Program. The Food Bank of Delaware addresses the root causes of food insecurity through its workforce and community development programs. These programs include training programs like The Culinary School and L.O.G.I.C. (Logistics, Operations, General Warehousing and Inventory Control), food production initiatives and community development programs like nutrition education, Stand By Me financial coaching and Benefits Outreach.  For more information about the Food Bank of Delaware, visit www.fbd.org or call (302) 292-1305. 


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