Overview: L.A. Kitchen is a nonprofit organization that operates programs and revenue generating projects. Its mission is to ensure neither food nor people ever go to waste. To achieve this, L.A. Kitchen partners with regional farmers and produce suppliers to secure fruits and vegetables that our kitchen staff, culinary trainees and volunteers process to make fresh, nutritious meals tailored to the needs of our community. L.A. Kitchen’s rigorous job training program prepares unemployed or underemployed individuals, specifically youth aging out of the foster care system and older adults exiting the prison system, for careers in the culinary industry. Meals prepared are distributed to local social service agencies, concentrating on programs that support our aging population.