There may be no clear solution to solving homelessness, but startup nonprofit Farming Hope is making a true effort to help the homeless community in the Bay Area.With a mission statement centered around empowerment, dignity, service and food, this nonprofit aids the homeless through job training within the culinary industry. Born out of the Standford FEED Design School Incubator. Farming Hope has been working in the Bay Area since 2016 and aims to help individuals feel valued and share their gifts and talents with food.
At a recent pop-up in San Fransico's Civic Center neighborhood, Farming Hope offered up an eclectic menu prepared by a staff of homeless individuals. Menu items like seared mushroom red potato tostadas and roasted broccoli with honey siracha were served at the pop-up, with tickets costing $55 for the multi-course meal. The event also allowed homeless people to attend for free, while the entire service was also run by homeless individuals alongside culinary professionals.
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