Farming Hope is a culinary program and social movement promoting self-sufficiency by removing barriers to employment in kitchens and gardens.
Our vision is to transform lives and rebuild communities through a just food system. Our mission is to employ and empower neighbors looking for a path to self-sustainability through growing, cooking, and serving plant-based food.
We offer a 12 week training program for apprentices that have experienced homelessness, incarceration, and other barriers to employment. Throughout this program, they learn skills in gardening and cooking and work towards sustainable employment. Our goal is to provide the opportunity for every apprentice to empower themselves into self-sustaining work.
At Manny’s, we have created a California Middle Eastern inspired menu that focuses on high quality, seasonal produce. Stop by and try it for yourself!
Farming Hope Model
Our employment model — How our model works and what services apprentices have access to while in our training program
Some of our beautifully plated salads at Manny’s!
Our most popular everyday brunch item: Shakshuka, a red tomato and bell pepper stew with poached eggs.
Apprentices – Jorge and Brodes
Here, two of our graduated apprentices, Jorge and Brodes, prepare food at a Farming Hope pop-up dinner in 2018.