Workforce Development Partner of the Year: Barclays

May 22, 2017

Last month we hosted our annual dinner and honored nine supporters who have gone above and beyond to support our Creating a Bold Future capital campaign! Over the next several weeks, we will highlight each of our honorees. 

In order to achieve our vision of a community free of hunger, we know that developing the job skills of Delawareans is critical.

The Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware does just that.

Through a 14-week training program, we help develop the skills of students interested in obtaining entry-level
employment in the food service industry upon graduation.

As we prepare for our move to 222 Lake Drive, we have started to expand programming to better meet the needs of our alumni and the food service industry. Last summer we added the National Restaurant Association’s ManageFirst curriculum to help employees progress in their career.

Thanks to the generosity of Barclays and a $125,000 donation for culinary programing, we are able to continue the ManageFirst curriculum this summer, while also expanding training opportunities for our students. This summer we will set up hot dog carts throughout New Castle County providing customer service training and other soft skills
training to students. In addition, the funding will allow us to provide students with scholarships to attend The Culinary School.

Thank you, Barclays, for your commitment to a well-trained workforce for Delaware’s food service industry!

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