Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) recently announced that funding for ten community projects in Florida’s 10th Congressional District successfully passed the House Appropriations Committee last Friday. Included in the list of projects requested by Rep. Demings and included in the legislation is $769,160 for Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida’s Culinary Workforce Training Program.
This program transforms lives by providing eligible, at-risk, and economically disadvantaged adults with the culinary and life skills training—including life skills, work readiness, communications skills, financial literacy, time management, resume writing, and interviewing skills—that will provide the foundation for a sustainable and successful career.
Said Rep. Demings, “I am excited to announce that we have successfully obtained committee approval for major investments to Central Florida’s public safety, education, job training, affordable housing, and infrastructure services. I will continue to advocate for this crucial funding for our region until it has passed Congress and been signed by the President.”
“We’re excited about this new federal funding opportunity that will invest in culinary workforce training,” said Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida President/CEO Dave Krepcho. “This is a win for Central Florida’s hospitality industry, workers, and their families. With Congresswoman Demings’ help, we’re providing tools and skills for a sustainable career, stable housing, and a second chance at life.”
To date, more than 350 students have been able to find meaningful employment after participating in the Culinary Training Program.
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