There are many rewarding career paths in the restaurant industry, and many talented young people who need scholarships to train for them. The GGRASF was established to encourage and provide assistance for individuals who wish to further their education in pursuit of careers in the hospitality industry.
The foundation grants financial scholarships to students from the Bay Area entering culinary and hospitality programs.
The applications are reviewed by the Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees. Qualified candidates are then interviewed to complete the selection process. The trustees base awards on the financial needs of the student. The goal of the scholarship program is to enable motivated students who need the most financial assistance to pursue their education.
The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and its educational programs.
The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is a certified farmers' market world-renowned for the delicious local products it showcases. The market is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at the historic Ferry Building at the base of Market Street in San Francisco.
CUESA's educational programs include farm tours, weekly electronic newsletter, lectures and panel discussions, and more!
Meals On Wheels of San Francisco, Inc. (MOWSF) is the leading home-delivered meal provider for seniors in San Francisco. MOWSF is committed to the belief that all seniors have the right to live independently with dignity and respect in their own homes for as long as is safely possible.
It is our mission to provide isolated seniors with nutritious meals, daily human contact, and supportive services to prevent their premature institutionalization. This past year, we served more than one million meals to over 2,400 unduplicated seniors.
Since 1986, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund has distributed more than $91 million to help thousands of Bay Area families. The Fund offers one-time grants to help families in crisis so they can pay for housing and emergency needs. The Fund works through a network of more than 120 community service agencies to identify families in need and provide short-term, critical assistance grants. Grant monies from the Fund can help families in any number of ways, such as paying the rent so they can stay in their home, covering a security deposit so they can transition out of a homeless shelter, or buying a wheelchair or other essential medical equipment that they couldn’t otherwise afford. In addition, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund supports food banks to provide 1.5 million meals each year to individuals and families who might otherwise go hungry.
La Cocina is a non-profit food business incubator that provides affordable commercial kitchen space and technical assistance to low-income and immigrant entrepreneurs who are starting, launching or growing food businesses. La Cocina creates avenues for economic self-sufficiency through food businesses and places a priority on women-owned and immigrant-owned businesses. For more information visit www.lacocinasf.org
Blessings in a Backpack provides elementary schoolchildren who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year. Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, ready-to-eat foods, like granola bars, juice boxes, mac and cheese, and oatmeal.