September 17 - November 22, 2019
Feed the Need is a prevocational training program for teens and young adults (ages 14 and up) on the autism spectrum and similar needs. At Feed the Need, participants get the opportunity to work on vocational, social, daily living skills through different exciting program options. Below you can learn more about each option and how to enroll.
The Garden program was the first Feed the Need offering and continues to grow. Participants learn the ins and outs of growing produce sustainably and organically, while also learning where our food comes from. This is a great program for someone who is just starting out on their journey to employment, as the garden offers a wide range of general work skill building as well. This program runs in ten week intervals with each season. We meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4-6pm rain or shine.
Developed in 2015, this ten-week program helps familiarize participants with all aspects of cooking in a commercial kitchen setting. Experienced culinary instructors will work alongside St. Gerard House staff to ensure every participant is learning at their own pace and making progress. During the session each participant will learn how to cook and eat new meals while learning a myriad of jobs from being a hostess to being a chef. We meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 – 6:15pm.
Feed the Need is always looking for guest chefs (no professional experience necessary) and volunteers!
Click here to download a Feed the Need Application.