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OUR CAUSES

Our Mission is to create opportunities for social and economic change through feeding, educating, and empowering the minds of the community.

Culinary Training Program

We build a sense of community by offering the unemployed the necessary skills and knowledge to overcome poverty themselves by obtaining a better-paying job within the food service industry.

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Food Assistance Program

facilitating access to healthy and affordable food options for our neighbors in need as well as for agencies and nonprofits working with low-income communities in Virginia.

OUR IMPACT

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OUR IMPACT IN THE DC REGION AFTER TWO YEARS OF WORK

THE DARKEST SHADES ARE REPRESENTING THE AREAS WHERE OUR GRADUATE STUDENTS LIVE AND WORK.

TESTIMONIALS

Beyond just its mission, I’m attracted to the organization’s approach. La Cocina VA strikes me as a true learning organization: gathering data, piloting different approaches, and seeking to evolve in structure, governance and programming depending on the needs of the community and the entrepreneurial opportunities available.

Katie Cristol

Board Member

La Cocina VA and its leadership have the vision to see how its work and its graduates benefit government and the private sector, and thus has been able to enlist them as partners in the work. Not just as funders and benefactors, but as partners in achieving that grand vision and meeting their needs.

Niki Goren

President - Meyer Foundation

This program gave me the push to feel important and valuable to my family. After such a tough time in my family it was a positive step forward to controlling my life. I feel so much stronger to be able to provide for my family in ways I was not able to before. I support my family and my household all on my own with my head held high.

Sandra Cerna

La Cocina VA Graduate & Supervisor at Whole Foods Markets

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MAKE A DONATION

By making a tax-deductible donation to La Cocina VA, you can:

  • Create job opportunities for unemployed members of our community
  • Facilitate access to healthier meals for our neighbors in need
  • Offer fruits and vegetables to those living in food desert neighborhoods

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