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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

For different reasons, I had to get divorced. There were problems of domestic violence. For me, [La Cocina VA] has been significant because it has helped me become an independent woman. It’s an excellent program. Lots of women like me don’t have the motivation, don’t know where they stand.

Karina Herrera

La Cocina VA Graduate, Now Earning $21/Hour at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, DC

I moved to this country nine years ago with my family. I have been blessed by La Cocina VA, they have provided me and all my classmates with all we needed. Personally, I am getting ready to open a banquets and event business. I am very grateful to God and to La Cocina VA for the opportunity as a Hispanic immigrant to make my dream come true and to start a business.

Ingris Estrada

La Cocina VA Graduate

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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