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Hospitals, Health Care & Human Services
Restoration Kitchen
Miami Valley Meals’ chefs recover and transform rescued food into hearty meals for the food insecure. Emerge Recovery & Trade is a transformational residential addiction recovery community providing work and life skills training.

Miami Valley Meals and Emerge seek to activate existing kitchen space at the Emerge Campus to provide critical job skills in the culinary field under the tutelage of MVM’s professional chefs and expand MVM’s free meal program further into Greene County.

Organization Details
Miami Valley Meals
428 S Edwin C Moses Blvd.
Dayton, Ohio. 45402
Montgomery
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Non-profit
Organization Contact Details
Amanda DeLotelle
Executive Director
Miami Valley Meals
937-938-7141
428 S Edwin C Moses Blvd.
Dayton, Ohio. 45402
Montgomery
Elaine Bonner, Emerge Recovery & Trade Initiative, 937.974.6120, elaine.bonner@emergerecoverytrade.com

Taylor Naragon, Miami Valley Meals, 937-938-7141, taylor@miamivalleymeals.org
Location Details
Xenia, Ohio
Greene
Ohio 10th
Financial Details
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1230052
COMMITTED:
$1,000 from Greene Giving for food prep tables at Emerge Recovery

PENDING:
Miami Valley Meals is a current partner agency of the Foodbank and in 2023, Emerge will officially become a partner of the Foodbank. Food donations are in-kind donations, valued per pound.

POTENTIAL:
MVM and Emerge will seek funding opportunities focused on food insecurity, job training, workforce development and waste reduction.
Equipment Purchases
Yes
MVM and Emerge are in the beginning stages of our collaboration but we already have much interest in the MVM Restoration Kitchen at Emerge.

$1K has been committed by Greene Giving to Emerge for stainless steel work tables that could be utilized in the Emerge kitchen.


The following are existing in-kind items that we will NOT have to seek funding for:

_Kitchen Space_
The kitchen space at Emerge Recovery that we would like to activate is approximately 5,000 square foot. The current going rental at Emerge which is $6 per square foot.

_Donated Food_
Value per pound from the USDA and Feeding America and for FY23 is $1.92/lb. This figure is reevaluated annually.

_Existing equipment that MVM/Emerge will NOT need to purchase:_
Hood System - $800K
Planetary Mixer - $10K
Meat Slicer - $1K
Existing Layout & hookups
Yes
Within the next 6-12 months
The Restoration Kitchen could qualify for grants related to hunger, workforce development, waste reduction and more.

Possibilities below:
USDA
Jobs Ohio - Workforce Grant
FEMA - Greene County
Community Details
Hunger is a complex issue that is directly related to and exacerbated by other factors of poverty such as a general lack of healthy food access, financial insecurity, instability in employment, transportation barriers, limited access to healthcare, lack of shelter, and more. Miami Valley Meals recognizes that feeding the hungry is not just about giving someone their next meal—it is about providing food as fuel to make progress and fostering connections to other key services to address the root causes of poverty.

MVM’s unique model of distributing meals via established community organizations means that our work can impact both the individual and the organizations serving them. By providing the organizations with free prepared meals, MVM is able to bolster their inventory, freeing up time and money to be utilized for other types of outreach. Providing their clients with prepared meals then opens the door for the organizations to connect individuals and families with other forms of assistance.

Emerge’s recovery pathways are focused areas of training that offer opportunities for sustained change and transformation. The Emerge Recovery & Trade Initiative is dedicated to providing individuals in our recovery programs the necessary life and work skills to establish new career paths and thrive in today’s job market. As part of the long-term recovery program, gaining certifications and on-the-job training in highly demanded, good paying careers is the key to success. Emerge is committed to increasing the workforce needs in the skilled trades as well as supporting employment needs in healthcare, barbering careers, information technology, and with funding from this grant, the needs in culinary careers.

The collaboration of Emerge and Miami Valley Meals fill the following needs:
-Free, Quality Meals for Food Insecure Adults and Families in Greene County to be distributed through existing nonprofits serving the hungry
-Training and skill development for those in recovery
-Workforce Development
-Job Creation

The collaboration of Emerge and Miami Valley Meals benefits the community in the following ways:
-Increasing food security in Greene County
-Supporting local nonprofits serving low income residents by bolstering their food inventory and freeing up resources for their other human services programs
-Providing training for those in recovery, resulting in less relapse
-Creating pathways to the culinary industry
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Additional Details
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Amanda DeLotelle
937-938-7141
amanda@miamivalleymeals.org
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