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"I could not find a job with my background, but I am a dedicated worker. This job at KISRA is helping me feed my family"
A Fresh Idea That’s Making Good Things Happen in Our Community
The Growing Jobs Project is a fresh, new way in which KISRA is making a positive difference in our community. It’s a farm-to-table program that’s creating jobs, encouraging entrepreneurship, and giving people access to fresh, locally grown produce for a healthier lifestyle. The project has gained great community support and commercial customer interest.
Growing Jobs project components include:
Greenhouse and farm site where KISRA sells produce grown both in the greenhouses and in outside beds.
Commercial kitchen where KISRA prepares meals for schools, restaurants, healthcare centers, and other organizations that need fresh, healthy foods. Entrepreneurs and caters also regularly use their kitchen to expand their operations.
KISRA farm stand in the Capitol Market in Charleston where they sell affordable, organic produce from local farms as well as foods prepared in their commercial kitchen.
Mobile food truck with a full kitchen to sell food at fairs, festivals and special events.