Cooking for a Cause
We are honored to introduce our Cooking for a Cause program to benefit Alexandria House, a transitional residence for women and children who are working to overcome homelessness. Community outreach and service are the cornerstones of this unique and philanthropic program available only through LA Food Works.
This wonderful feature, which can be added to any event, involves guests working together to create two amazing meals; one to be enjoyed by you and your guests the night of your event, and one to be donated to Alexandria House the following day. Here's how the program works: when you choose to add this option to your party, you will make double the amount of food. You and your guests will prep all the components and ingredients for the recipes, but only cook the amount of food needed for your party. The overage will be packed up for donation the following day to Alexandria House. The families will get all the fresh ingredients and recipes to create their own wonderful meal. They will have their own fun cooking experience with fresh, warm food on the table, and its benefits will resonate beyond your event and into the lives of others.
Cooking for a Cause is a wonderful addition to the celebration of any special occasion and takes team building to a whole new level! Not only will you have a wonderful time working with the terrific LAFW chefs – you and your guests will be making a meaningful and much needed donation to some very special women and children who are working so hard to improve their lives.
Cooking for a Cause gives "food works" a whole new meaning!
About Alexandria House:
Founded in 1996, Alexandria House is a non-profit transitional residence and house of hospitality providing safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to permanent housing. Located in the densely populated and ethnically diverse Mid-Wilshire area, Alexandria House also serves its broader neighborhood community by providing educational and enrichment opportunities for residents and neighbors alike.
In response to the compelling needs of the women and children living in the house, as well as the neighborhood needs before us each day, the goal of Alexandria House is to be a community-oriented transitional house and neighborhood center which is intentionally multicultural, antiracist and where the needs of women who are economically poor are central.
Visit their website to learn more about Alexandria House and its programs.
You can also view their photo gallery, read their teen blog, and meet their staff. It's a wonderful way to get to know the people you are helping.