Our Partners in the Community
We appreciate the many allies and supporters we have in the community. Take a moment to check out just a couple of examples.
Support for Community Kitchen
Students from the Food Bank’s Community Kitchen job training program recently received a tour of Gillette Stadium to see kitchen operations from behind the scenes. Chef Brad guided the group through the immense facility explaining everything from ordering supplies to serving hungry Patriots fans. Gillette Stadium provides job opportunities and internships for Community Kitchen graduates.
Click here to read about Robert Kraft's visit to the Community Kitchen. Learn more about Community Kitchen.
The Textron Charitable Trust demonstrated its long-term commitment to workforce development and education with a $20,000 grant to the Food Bank's Community Kitchen program. Community Kitchen is a 14-week intensive culinary job training program for low-income and unemployed adults. This hands-on program teaches students culinary job and life skills in a busy, working kitchen where they make more than 400 meals weekly for the Food Bank's Kids Cafe, which provides evening meals to children in need.
The Textron Charitable Trust has been supporting Community Kitchen since 2007 and has a strong history of supporting innovative job training programs for people of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are very appreciative to have the continued support of Textron.
The Dominion Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Dominion Resources also provided $7,500 in funded to the Food Bank's Community Kitchen program. Community Kitchen graduates have an impressive record of job attainment. For the past three years, the program has maintained an over 90% job placement rate within one year of graduation. This summer, the 57th class of Community Kitchen students will graduate from the program. We are grateful for the generous support of the Dominion Foundation.
Dominion Resources invests in communities through programs, volunteer activities and charitable giving. The Dominion Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion companies (Manchester Street Power Station, Providence). Dominion and the Foundation annually award about $20 million to causes that protect the environment, promote education and help meet basic human needs.