Food For Life
Food For Life uses food to educate and train low-income young adults in Washington, DC, empowering them to change their lives.
Food For Life is a nine-week culinary training and work readiness program for DC residents who are 18-23 years old.
Food For Life also aims to connect its students with life skills training and mentoring relationships so that they are better equipped to pursue their life goals, inside and outside professional kitchens.
“It’s a good place for teenagers to mature and grow up. It helps people who are trying to better themselves. The program builds motivation so that they can do whatever they put their mind to. A lot of teenagers need the help but they’re going in the wrong direction. I hope others can benefit [from the program] too.” - AJ, FFL student, age 18