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Staten Island Culinary Works Program Tackles Hunger & Employment Need

Youth participants of the S.I. Culinary Works Program.

Youth participants of the S.I. Culinary Works Program.

Staten Island Culinary Works Program tackles hunger and employment throughout Staten Island. We have provided approximately 4,000 healthy and fresh meals to low income seniors, since the beginning of 2014. Our hospitality service is like a friendly neighborhood cafe with a fresh and delicious menu in partnership with Staten Island’s healthy food pantry, New Direction Services.

We tackle the problem of food insecurity with a unique inter-generational initiative. The program’s participants are youth and active seniors, of whom gain employment skills, along with developing team building and leadership skills.

We need your support to continue our services! We are a 501 c 3  and your donations are tax deductible! Make a donation for in any amount, purchase a Heart Health Food basket for the seniors and families we serve.

Donate Your Extra Garden Fresh produce: From tomatoes to zucchini- Eating fresh is vital to your health. Your help is needed to serve our seniors and provide training in culinary arts. Call us at 347-746-9391 or contact us. We Have an Urgent Need- WILL PICK YOUR FRESH PRODUCE!

IMG_8394S.I. Culinary works provides access to quality food. We prepare ‘real’, whole, food (not processed), which is healthy and flavorful, to low income seniors and families throughout Staten Island. Many low income seniors can’t afford to purchase or have the ability to prepare fresh produce and opt for cheaper canned items or processed foods. Many food pantries do not provide the freshest or healthiest choices. Just because you have a fixed and low income, doesn’t mean you must eat expired meat and dairy; or high sodium canned and processed food.

CookingDemoApril 2015Children Cooking Classes and Catering Services Available– Menu coming soon- Call for more information, 347-746-9391 or contact us by email – customized menus available by trained chef and S.I. culinary works participants. All funds benefit the S.I. Culinary Works program. We are a 501 c 3 not for profit organization and your donation is tax exempt , tax deductible within the full extent of the law. Sponsor a health food basket, Make a Suit Donation or Make any size monetary donation.

Thank You for Your Support and Let’s Empower our Staten Island Community, as We Feed People with Dignity.

 

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