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In New Orleans, training a lost generation while feeding the next

 Reuters 09 March 2019

Liberty's Kitchen is throwing lifelines to young people on the verge of being swallowed by poverty and crime in New Orleans. Some of its trainees, aged 16-24, are homeless. Many have criminal records. Most have dropped out of school. Now they are completing training programs in hospitality that promise to transform their lives. Through Liberty's Kitchen, they are also providing healthy, fresh meals for some of the city's poorest school children. Liberty's Kitchen is among a growing group of social enterprises nationwide focusing on job training and operating food-oriented businesses. (756 Words) - By Jonathan Kaminsky

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Liberty's Kitchen students prepare sandwiches. The social enterprise is throwing lifelines to young people on the verge of being swallowed by poverty and crime in New Orleans. Photo: Liberty's Kitchen

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A Liberty's Kitchen student prepares food in a kitchen in New Orleans. Through its job training, the social enterprise also provides healthy, fresh meals for some of the city's poorest school children. Photo: Liberty's Kitchen


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