Help us double the students in our free culinary job training program and expand the support we offer enabling graduates to attain a living wage.
Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK), a free culinary training and life skills program, has been transforming the lives of adults with low to no income since 2000. Over 14 weeks, participants intern in the culinary industry, prepare meals for those in need and earn their ServSafe certificate, while receiving critical life skills training. For two years after graduation, staff support graduates to ensure they are on track to secure a living wage and sustainable employment. Currently, PCK serves 80-100 students per year and has an 80 percent job placement rate for graduates. The average wage for graduates two years post-program is $14.24/hour, nearly double Pennsylvania’s minimum wage. With your help, we will double the number of students participating in this life-changing program and expand the training curriculum to provide enhanced education and support.