We provide delicious catering in central Ohio while also providing meaningful work experience to community members affected by employment barriers
As part of the Lutheran Social Services’ Network of Hope, our mission is to create a better world by serving people in need. We live out our faith by helping those affected by poverty get back to work.
Our Social Impact
Freshbox Catering currently strives to provide a real, paid work experience, identify associate strengths and barriers, utilize employment case management services, and provide job placement services to help associates enter full-time higher wage employment. Freshbox has future goals to incorporate life skills classes to support successful workplace behaviors as well as to provide linkages to outside education and job training to support future career advancement. Freshbox currently works with National Church Residences, Pathways to Hope through Catholic Social Services, YMCA, LSS CHOICES and LSS Faith Mission as referral sources for potential program associates.
From May 2016 through January 2018: Freshbox has worked with 20 program associates. Of these associates, 9 transitioned to higher wage, full time employment, and 4 associates are still current in the program.