Tue 2/23 @ 5-7PM
The idea of connecting food and communities in ways that strengthen those communities and give people opportunity is catching on across the country. (See the Lutheran Ministries Central Kitchen in AsiaTown or EDWINS restaurant at Shaker Square, both reentry training programs for formerly incarcerated individuals).
One of the leaders of this movement is Robert Egger, founder and president of L.A. Kitchen, which uses recovered produce as part of its training program which serves those returning from incarceration as well as those aging out of foster care, giving them marketable skills while providing healthy meals for seniors in the community. Egger is also an evangelist for what nonprofits can accomplish to lift up communities and an author of books about nonprofit work, traveling around the country to encourage others to get involved.
Egger will be giving a talk at Baldwin-Wallace University’s Strosacker Hall called “Gen Next, NOTHING…You are Gen NOW,” sponsored by the university’s Center for Innovation and Growth. It’s open to students as well as the public. Go here to register.