Natural gas from PGW not only supports local restaurants, it also builds pathways to new career opportunities. PGW’s Flame to Table team recently visited Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, to spotlight how they work to end hunger and help develop a new generation of local chefs. Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) provides 14 weeks of culinary training that has transformed the lives of low-income women and men since 2000.

The kitchen promotes self-sufficiency by preparing local students to work in commercial kitchens. Students prepare three hot meals daily for residents living in a North Philadelphia shelter.  A key ingredient to making the vital and nutritious meals for those facing hardship is natural gas.

In fact, at the time of filming, Philabundance was competing in the Philadelphia Foundation’s annual grant competition. Philabundance took home the second-place prize and $100,000 in the Foundation’s Key to Community Grant.

The grant will go toward expanding PCK’s enrollment, staffing and educational opportunities after it moves to a new home in spring 2020.

We take pride in helping those who serve our local communities in need. This is just one more way that We Work for Philadelphia. It also teaches participants life skills, which helps students’ secure gainful employment and a second chance at life.