The Ticket: The Patachou Foundation Speakers Forum

Local organization continues mission to educate public on economic opportunities through food by hosting founder of New York non-profit bakery.

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Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez, founder & CEO of Hot Bread Kitchen, will lead a discussion at The Toby regarding economic enterprise and the social impact food businesses have on communities. The organization, established in 2007, funds on-the-job training to women of diverse backgrounds who face employment and language barriers in East Harlem. Hot Bread Kitchen sells multi-ethnic artisan breads while simultaneously operating as a culinary incubator to commercial kitchen rentals. This business model of creating economic opportunities through careers in food while benefiting poverty-stricken neighborhoods caught the attention of The Patachou Foundation.

With a goal of providing healthy meals to children impacted by homelessness and hunger, The Patachou Foundation seeks to increase awareness to food insecurity through public education programs. Now in its fourth year, The Patachou Foundation Speakers Forum was created as a fundraising event to inspire and initiate solutions to issues affecting the community.

Tickets to the fundraiser, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, are still available and begin at $50 (tax deductible). A ticketed post-event dinner is scheduled at Cafe Patachou Meridian-Kessler and hosted by Patachou, Inc. Owner and President, Martha Hoover.

The Toby at Indianapolis Museum of Art – 4000 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Cafe Patachou – 4901 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46205

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