Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Kitchen Will Train Minority Business Owners in Binghampton

Posted By on Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 3:54 PM

click to enlarge bdc_logo_310x233_1.jpg
Kaleidoscope Kitchen will soon train minority food entrepreneurs in Binghampton thanks to a new, $200,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation.

The kitchen will give them access to commercial kitchen facilities and small business training. The program will also offer minority entrepreneur-provided catering services and host an annual Kaleidoscope Food Festival.

The grant will be administered through the Binghampton Development Corporation (BDC). Noah Gray, BDC executive director, said the grant will improve the lives of area residents.

"We are excited to work with our neighbors to provide a relevant response to decades of urban plight and disinvestment that have kept Binghampton residents at the margins," said Gray.

Partners in the program include EPIcenter Memphis, Caritas Village, Refugee Empowerment Program, World Relief Memphis, Wiseacre Brewing Company, Broad Ave Arts District, and Community LIFT.

The BDC is one of 23 organizations from across the country that got a grant through Kresge's Fresh, Local & Equitable (FreshLo) initiative, which supports neighborhood-scale projects leveraging healthy food and creative placemaking for equitable economic development.

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2018

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation