Caridad Community Kitchen Receives $10,000 Grant From Bank of America

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Caridad Community Kitchen, a program of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, has received a $10,000 grant from Bank of America. The grant will support two Caridad Community Kitchen programs. The first is the Meal Program that provides 14,000 nutritious meals per month to 8 public meal sites, 2 seasonal programs and 2 shelters. The second program is the Culinary Training Program that trains unemployed adults, in a ten week course, to enter the food service industry.

This Bank of America grant will be used to purchase food for Caridad to continue to feed the hungry of Tucson and support the Culinary Training program to help students pull themselves out of poverty and join the food service industry.  These funds will be used to support Caridad’s 2013-2014 fiscal year.

“The Caridad Community Kitchen team couldn’t be more excited and grateful for the grant from Bank of America,” said Kristen Culliney, Program Manager.  “This grant will allow us to expand our program resources, connect with more people in the culinary and hospitality community and allow us to further develop our students for the work force by providing hands-on, real world experiences.”

In response to pressing challenges facing individuals and families across the country, Bank of America is lending, investing and giving to help create economically vibrant communities that are better places in which to live and do business. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation provides philanthropic support to address needs vital to the health of our communities through a focus on preserving neighborhoods, educating the workforce for 21st century jobs and addressing critical needs, such as hunger.

For more information, please contact Kristen Culliney at (520) 882-5641.