As our Executive Director, Brian MacNair, travels around Haiti to our various project sites, ThinkFoodGroup Chefs Rick Billings and Andrew Nelson have been busy training 4 bakers and 2 assistants from Zamni Beni Orphanage in their newly equipped baking facility. Although the trainees are between the ages of 14-21, after just a week of training they are already baking rolls, loaves, and cornbread by themselves. ”The training was amazing. The class was so eager to learn and caught on quickly. I can’t wait to come back,” says Chef Rick Billings.
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In about a week, our Executive Director, Brian MacNair, will be joined by ThinkFoodGroup Chefs Rick Billings and Andrew Nelson in Haiti, where they will be running a 5 day program at the Zamni Beni orphanage in Croix des Bouquets. As part of World Central Kitchen’s commitment to sustainable solutions to hunger, the Chefs will be focusing on training the future bakers on using local, cost effective products to make breads for the orphanage. Once the bakery is up and running, it will not only help feed the children at the Zamni Beni orphanage, but will also sell its baked products to surrounding communities to support their philanthropic efforts.
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Thanks to our generous supporters, we have surpassed our goal of raising $10,000 to build a school canteen in Palmiste Tampe, and have raised $11,300 toward this Life Changing Project.
This project still has Phase B - Training on Clean Cook Stoves, and Building a Community Garden for the residents to grow their own food - making this entire project a one-time investment that will sustain this community forever!
Be sure to check back for updates on this, and our other projects next month, as our team will be going back to Haiti.
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While these women prepare meals, their children spend up to 4 hours a day searching for wood to cook that meal with.
World Central Kitchen is fixing that.
By building a kitchen for a school in Palmiste Tampe, training the local mothers to cook with clean cook stoves, and teaching the community to grow their own food- We are changing their lives forever.
You can be apart of that Change!
We have reached $5,875 of our 10k goal. Empower this community by helping us reach our 10k goal TODAY!