Families and individuals rely on the Mission's food assistance program in emergencies and as a steady source of food. In partnership with individuals, corporations and churches, the Mission distributes more than $5 million-worth of in-kind food, toiletries, clothing, household items and furniture each year. Last year, more than 179,000 meals were provided to those in need.
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Led by an experienced chef, the food service team offers specialty training in food handling, hygiene and cooking for students in the residential program. Many graduates of the program have chosen cooking as a profession and have gone on to additional schooling, finding good jobs in the food service field. The food services team prepares regular meals and special meals for luncheons, banquets and special occasions. They prepare meals for hundreds for events such as Thanksgiving and for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.