FOUR WAYS TO TAKE ACTION:
HELP ONE PERSON
Hire a Student in Your Store
Hire a special needs or at-risk person to work in your restaurant. Partner with a local school system or local program. A few hours a week will give them dignity, meaningful work and job-readiness skills. And your staff and guests will benefit from being more connected to the community, and in the end, everyone flourishes.
EXPAND THE EXPERIENCE
In-Store Herb Wall
Adding a live herb garden inside the store is a great way to expand the experience for both the special needs staff, your employees and your guests. Install a custom shelf and tray system and we provide a turn-key solution where herbs are shipped to your location weekly. Easy for the staff to water and harvest.
IMPACT A GROUP
Reach out to HOPE partners to expand beyond the four walls of your restaurant and launch a box garden, greenhouse, or indoors vertical hope garden wall to grow herbs. Schedule a work day to help plant the herbs and teach the students how to water, weed, and harvest the herbs. Coordinate a "Garden-2-Guest" experience.
Once students graduate, finding work can still be virtually impossible. The HOPE garden project can turn into sustainable work for students. We have developed a proven business model and can help provide you valuable tools and insights to help local special needs & at-risk individuals stay gainfully employed.