Hunger to Hope was established to address unemployment and hunger through food service training. Built upon Friendship House’s very successful daily meal service, the innovative program engages participants in a 12-week training session to prepare them for careers in food service. Meals created by Hunger to Hope apprentices are served at the Friendship House Café. Apprentices will also receive assistance with resume preparation and job search strategies to prepare them for success in the food service industry.
Our current training session is underway but space in the program is currently still available. The program is open to anyone 18 years or older who demonstrates a need and desire for job training, meets the physical requirements for food service work, and completes the application process. Space is limited to 8 apprentices.
To apply for immediate admission consideration, please submit the application below as soon as possible. Questions? Please contact Jerry at 360-873-8022.
Mail: PO Box 517, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
In-Person: 108 Snoqualmie St, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Thank you to our supporters
A portion of the first year operations costs were generously funded through a $30,000 grant from the Walmart Washington State Giving Council. Funding for the H2H Program Coordinator position comes from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust with additional funding from the Jerry H. Walton Foundation.
"I love learning the different cooking skills and feeding the public. It makes me feel like I'm doing an important service for the community."
~ Jade, former student