Your Gifts Help Provide Second Chances to Parents

Posted by Philabundance on August 15th, 2017

Troy is the head breakfast chef at a large, high-end hotel in Philadelphia. He’s warm, engaging and exceptionally talented in the kitchen. To meet Troy now, you’d never guess how far he’s come.

After spending a decade in prison, Troy was ready to put his life back together for the good of his family. But first, he needed help securing gainful employment that paid more than minimum wage.

“I was trying to figure out how I was going to take care of my three girls on $7.25 an hour,” he said. “That’s not a good feeling at all.”

About five years ago, Troy heard about Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK). The opportunity to build marketable skills through this culinary arts training program funded by caring neighbors like you was a dream come true for him.

After working his way through the program, Troy went on to be accepted into The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill. To this day, he’s so thankful for the opportunity he was given through your support of Philabundance.

“[Philabundance Community Kitchen] changed the course of my life,” Troy said. “There are people like me who don’t slip through the cracks because of this program,” he said.

His positive experience with Philabundance Community Kitchen has inspired Troy to pay your kindness forward. He has a new goal of starting a prepared meal program to help others in need. This is the power of your giving – it can spur those who receive help to multiply your generosity many times over.

“It’s hard to put into words the appreciation I have,” said Troy. “I can’t say thank you enough.”

The cost for each student to enroll in the Philabundance Community Kitchen is $3,500 – an amount that would be insurmountable for most of those in the program. But Philabundance is able to enroll students for free, thanks to generous partners like you!

Learn how you can help.

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