The 7 different ways to end hunger was intended to write a post about culinary skill training and what I found where a variety of ways to end hunger. Ending hunger is really the end result.
1. About F-bites About five years ago, Anderson gave up his career in the fast-paced restaurant world to found “F-Bites,” a vocational program for people trying to get into the workforce and become self-sufficient, as well as for middle and high school students who need some help finding their way. While the program teaches cooking skills, it’s about a lot more.
“This program is 20 percent culinary and 80 percent work skills,” Anderson said. “When the students come to the first class, I have to tell them to pull their pants up, put away their cell phones and look people in the eye when they speak to them. I teach them ‘soft skills.’ They have to show up on time and learn to work as a team.” On a recent chilly Monday, the class of eight students in the church kitchen learned to make minestrone, cheesy herb croissants and cranberry cornbread muffins from scratch.
2. End Hunger culinary programs helps struggling residents to secure employment
Filo Blake of Prince Frederick works in the meat department of Nick’s of Calvert after graduating from the End Hunger Culinary Training Program and interning at the popular Prince Frederick market. Working behind the meat counter at a grocery store isn’t the most glamorous job, but for Filo Blake, it changed his life after needing to rely on a food pantry for six years.
3. The End Hunger Culinary Training Program is to End Hunger In Calvert County’s work force development initiative. Created with the vision of bringing quality and sustainable employment opportunities to the underemployed or unemployed residents of Calvert County, the Culinary Training Program offers the practical training needed for successful re-entry into the workforce.
4. Chefs End Hunger
Hunger: 49 million Americans are hungry, which is one out of six Americans and more than one out of every five children who are hungry. This is over 17 million children not sure when or where they will get their next meal. The overall problem in the US and world is a growing concern and will not improve without our support. We all have opportunities to help. Once we understand this real need and how to help in our own communities, there is no question about whether we can come together for this cause on a global scale. Chefs to End Hunger is trying to do just this.
5. Chef Network
With a billion people living in chronic hunger, it is going to take a collective effort to create smart solutions to hunger and poverty. With this goal in mind, World Central Kitchen recently announced the launch of the Chef Network, a network of 50+ socially conscious chefs from DC and around the world, skilled in a wide range of culinary arts and passionate about helping communities in need. These chefs have committed to working with WCK to help support smart solutions to hunger and poverty and to change the world through the eyes of a chef.
6. Are you ready to make a difference?
Our mission at Share Our Strength is to end childhood hunger. We are driven to provide a world where each child can focus on being a kid and not worry about where they’ll find their next meal; making sure kids have access to healthy food where they Live, Learn, and Play.
In order to achieve this goal, we need champions who can make it happen. We are looking for people who are mission driven, can remember how great it was to be a kid, and are passionate about making this possible for all kids through their work.
7. Why Hunger
Our set of core values rests on the understanding that solutions and innovation are often found in the grassroots. WhyHunger’s programs work to support these community-based organizations as they grow and develop, and bring new ideas and practices to creating a just food system that provides universal access to nutritious and affordable food.