The Kitchen began its inaugural class in September 2018. FRESH – an acronym for Focusing Resources on Employment, Self-Sufficiency, and Health – was specifically designed to assist individuals with limited work experience, modest academic skills, and significant personal challenges, including substance abuse and criminal records. The program provides life skills to help address their distinctive challenges to entering or reentering the workforce.
Delphi Wealth Management Group partners Kevin McDermott and John Kane founded their company in December 2017 with a strong belief in giving back to the community.
“John and I strive to improve the lives of those in our community by providing financial guidance, as well as staying involved with local organizations and nonprofits to support those in need,” said McDermott. “The Chester County Food Bank makes an enormous impact on the residents of our region, and we are fully committed to the work they continue to do. The FRESHstart Kitchen has already proven to be a success. We are excited to be a part of this effort and watch the program gain momentum in the coming months and years.”
FRESHstart Kitchen instructs enrolled participants to acquire a specific skill set with a 14-week culinary arts training program. It provides the following instruction and support: culinary arts instruction and training, life skills and job readiness, and internship, job search, and placement assistance.
“Support like this from Delphi Wealth Management Group signifies a deep understanding of the challenges our neighbors face when seeking sustainable employment in Chester County,” said Larry Welsch, the Food Bank’s Executive Director.
“We are grateful for this generous donation,” said Ranney Moran, the Food Bank’s Director of Culinary Programs. “And thanks to Delphi, we anticipate life-changing outcomes for our FRESHstart Kitchen students.”