Shelly, a single parent and first-generation Jamaican American, launched her business, 2Girls & A Cookshop, from her home with her teenage daughter. Her business goals were humble and ambitious at the same time. She wanted to find a way to move production to a commercial kitchen space to ensure more consistent income for her family, […]
Recipes For Resilience: Meet Fauzia Abdur-Rahman
Dear Hot Bread Kitchen Community, At the end of an unprecedented year, we find ourselves in a historic moment that has made clear what we’ve always known: women of color are the backbone of our democracy, our economy, and our communities. As essential workers in food, healthcare, and childcare; as mothers, grandmas, sisters, and aunties; […]
Voices from the Field: Celebrating a personal milestone amid Coronavirus-related job loss
This Hot Bread Kitchen workforce alumna is secure in her new apartment, thanks to quick access to unemployment insurance and the support of Hot Bread Kitchen.
Rokhaya’s Radical Confidence
Women’s History Month is a chance to turn the spotlight on the often invisible work of women. Meet Rokhaya: a teacher, mother, and Hot Bread Kitchen alumni. Rokhaya Gueye was disoriented when she arrived in New York City in 2016, not knowing how to communicate in English or where to search for a job. “When […]