In response to social distancing guidelines, Homeboy Industries was forced to close its dine-in social enterprise restaurants. As a result, it pivoted its social enterprise model and launched Feed HOPE, a pre-packaged meal program, that helps feed those in need while providing jobs and workforce training to its clients. In partnership with the City and County of Los Angeles, World Central Kitchen, and LATech.org, Homeboy has identified vulnerable communities in Los Angeles in need of food. Feed HOPE has employed 20 formerly incarcerated or gang-involved men and women to produce 1,500 meals in its commercial kitchen to serve individuals in these communities.
Therapeutic Community and Social Enterprise Re-Entry Program (Core Program)
Therapeutic Community and Social Enterprise Re-Entry Program (Core Program) provides paid on-the-job training in its social enterprises and comprehensive wraparound services to men and women, with the goal of breaking the cycle of unemployment, incarceration, and violence.