G4G San Diego + Kitchens For Good
G4G San Diego + Kitchens for Good
May 21, 2018
10:45 am - 1:00 pm
Gay For Good San Diego is thrilled to announce our official 2018 Harvey Milk Day of Service project with Kitchens for Good!
Monday, May 21, 2018 from 5:45 pm to 8 pm
Kitchens for Good
404 Euclid Avenue, Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92114
Parking Tip: Upon entering the Market Creek Plaza Shopping Center, drive past the Food 4 Less and Asia Wok until you reach the Jacobs Center Parking Lot. There are 400 free spaces in that shared parking lot at the Jacobs Center.
Gay For Good San Diego will be doing meal prep to relieve hunger for our 2018 Harvey Milk Day of Service. You will chop produce using chef knives and package meals under the directions of the lead chef from Kitchens for Good. All volunteers must be over the age of 12, wear closed-toe (no-slip) shoes, and attend the on-site volunteer orientation before beginning their shift. Volunteers must pull back long hair, remove all jewelry (watches, rings), and follow all food safety guidelines while on their shift. No prior kitchen experience is necessary. Volunteers must sign a waiver (provided at the start of the event) for both G4G San Diego and another with Kitchens for Good. We will also take a group photo before we start our shift.
Kitchens for Good is a 501(c)(3) and social enterprise with the mission to break the cycles of food waste, hunger, and poverty through innovate solutions in workforce training, healthy food production, and social enterprise. Kitchens for Good bridges the gap between wasted food and hunger by rescuing surplus and cosmetically imperfect food from wholesalers and farmers and engaging students in a culinary apprenticeship program to transform these ingredients into nutritious meals for hungry families. This approach addresses the most immediate need of hunger by feeding the food lines, but also helps to shorten the line itself by giving unemployed people the skills to become self-sufficient. Through the power of kitchens and cooking, our students transform their lives from one of addiction, incarceration, homelessness, and unemployment, to lives of stability, employment, and a brighter future. Check out https://kitchensforgood.org for more information about the organization.
Harvey Milk, was a visionary civil and human rights leader who became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. Milk’s unprecedented loud and unapologetic proclamation of his authenticity as an openly gay candidate for public office, and his subsequent election gave never before experienced hope to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) people everywhere at a time when the community was encountering widespread hostility and discrimination. His remarkable career was tragically cut short when he was assassinated nearly a year after taking office. Gay For Good San Diego honors Harvey Milk’s legacy and example as an out and proud member of the LGBTQ+ community through our annual day of service.