Food is the tool we use to empower.
Forge City Works uses food as our vehicle for community and individual empowerment, but food feeds more than just the body. Food feeds the soul, hope for the future and our social and economic enterprises.
Our food-based businesses provide hands-on customer service, hospitality, and culinary training and generate about half of our organizational budget.
We believe food fuels community, connections, and opportunities.
We believe that people have the capacity to overcome their barriers and just need coaching, encouragement, skills development, and people to walk with them on this journey.
We believe our primary job is to develop under-utilized talent and to give people a vision of how they can use that talent to create economic opportunity, purpose, and dignity.
We believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are threaded through everything we do and most importantly, at the heart of who we are. This is embodied and demonstrated through our shared values and culture at every level and area of our organization, including guest services and workforce training.