Many people enroll in culinary arts programs with the hopes of landing a job in the restaurant or food industry. A homeless shelter in Dallas, Texas, is helping unemployed individuals get on their feet by helping them enroll in culinary arts programs.
Family Gateway teaches the homeless not only how to provide food for their family, but how to turn it into a career, according to The Dallas Morning News. The nonprofit organization builds commercial kitchens in which homeless people are trained in the hopes that they can begin a career in the food service industry.
The program is giving those who are less fortunate hope for the future as they learn a new skilled trade.
"[A chance of work is] going to come," participant Stacey Chance told the news provider. "All I”ve got to do is keep filling out applications and send my résumé. Even if I”ve got to start my way from the bottom."
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the culinary industry is geared toward younger individuals, with 35 percent of employees being under the age of 24.