Philadelphia has held the title of “America’s Poorest Major City” for a decade, with 26% percent of residents living below the poverty line. Nearly 40 percent of all children in the city under 18 live below the poverty line.
Today, I donated to a Kickstarter project to open a barbecue restaurant called the Lucky Well. Here’s why:
The commissary will provide meaningful employment opportunities for those struggling to overcome poverty, and even in some instances– homelessness. Employees will learn critical technical and personal skills needed for a successful career in the hospitality industry. The Lucky Well team will partner with local shelters and organizations that serve populations in need on a daily bases to identify, connect with, and extend opportunities to potential candidates. Through their relationships with local community organizations, they’ll ensure a positive, supportive work experience that will ultimately help residents achieve self-sufficiency.