This Month's Nonprofit: Recipe for Change
100% of January donations will go to Recipe for Change
In January, 1Million1s donations will support Recipe for Change, a Chicago-based nonprofit.
Founded by Chef Bruno Abate, Recipe for Change aims to give dignity and opportunity to the inmates of Cook County Jail through an introduction to healthy food, good nutrition, and the art of quality cooking. Students, who happen to be detainees, are trained in a program that rivals the most rigorous culinary arts schools. During each three month session, students learn the importance of teamwork, focus and accountability.
Whether, after release, the graduates of the program choose to seek a position in food service or another field they will have gained the confidence necessary to secure employment and they will have the skills to go home and cook a meal for their family and be a model for their children. A program such as Recipe for Change gives a purpose to the time served by those in the criminal justice system instead of just storing these men until they go back into society with the same frustrations that put them into the system in the first place.
Recipe for Change is in the process of creating a more dedicated school environment in the basement of Division XI at Cook County Jail. More and better equipment, an increase in work stations and being able to hire teaching assistants would not only allow for larger classes but ideally will lead to the ability to offer valid certification that would enhance employability. The 1Million1s community is proud to support this goal of such a worthy organization.
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