Creating Employment Opportunities
Contributing to the Economy
Developing the Potential of Individuals to Become Productive and Self-Sustaining Members of Society
Coming Soon to
St. Johnsbury, VT!
"Fundamental to our mission, FoodWorx Enterprises is a model of Social Enterprise, merging our social mission with an earned income perspective allowing for both short-term and long-term self-sufficiency."
Darryll Rudy, Executive Director.
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Our Mission: Sustainable Work Sustainable Life
The mission of FoodWorx Enterprises, a non-profit organization, is to enable formerly incarcerated persons to successfully reenter society, supported by sustainable employment. We accomplish this mission through three integrated programs:
Applicants are referred to FoodWorx Enterprises by local and regional agencies and the VT State Department of Corrections. FoodWorx Enterprises training & services will be made available at no cost to participants.
Bakery/Culinary Arts Training
The FoodWorx Bakery/Culinary Arts Training program provides on-the-job training to interns as they work in our wholesale/retail business. This reality-based, real-time work environment offers interns hands-on experience in applying bakery/culinary skills, as well as a rich opportunity to manage the daily pressures of work supported by a FoodWorx job coach/mentor.
Upon completion of the program, interns may be eligible to continue as paid FoodWorx employees or are assisted in finding employment with local/regional bakeries, restaurants, or other culinary settings such as hospital and school cafeterias.
Awake to Work and Life
Offered in conjunction with the Bakery/Culinary Arts Training program, the Awake to Work and Life program is based on the simple principles of mindful awareness meditation. Through raising their self-awareness, interns shift negative behavior patterns in both their work lives and their daily lives in the community, with their families and other relationships. The program provides individuals with the necessary tools, long-term support, and guidance to recognize and change deep habitual patterns that have contributed to their criminal activity and subsequent unemployment.
Basic Needs Support Services
Complementing the Bakery/Culinary Arts Training program, FoodWorx staff work hand-in-hand with local service providers to help interns meet the basic needs that can have a direct impact on their successful re-entry such as:
Hotline for Ongoing Support
A 24/7 Hotline will be available to help reinforce the foundations for a successful lifestyle that have been fostered with this program.
Breaking Down Barriers
As much as FoodWorx strives to shift the behavior patterns of our interns, we simultaneously endeavor to shift how members of the larger community may view formerly incarcerated persons.
An Outcome that Benefits Everyone
FoodWorx Enterprises’ comprehensive program and social enterprise model will help to create employment opportunities, create county-wide financial savings, contribute to the local economy, and develop the potential of individuals to become productive, self-sustaining, joyful and compassionate members of society.
PO Box 4483
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
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