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Giving Back

GIVING BACK

We believe in sharing the love, so we have partnered with a wide variety of local and national organizations. We donate aprons and chef jackets to local soup kitchens and artists. We work with nonprofits that are focused on basic needs, providing opportunities and education for troubled and underprivileged individuals. We also give tours to schools who are interested in learning about fashion design and manufacturing. We are passionate about supporting animal rescue organizations. Cayson is proud to give back to causes that are close to our heart.

The Bay Area Rescue Mission helps meet the basic needs of hurting and homeless men, women, and children in the Bay Area with food and a clean, safe place to sleep. Find out more...

The St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP) is a nonprofit organization that provides direct assistance to anyone suffering or in need. We offer a lifeline to those in want of food and clothing, rent assistance, medical aid, help with addiction or incarceration, employment and shelter. The motto of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is “no act of charity is foreign to the Society”. Find out more...

Primed & Prepped provides students with the tools to mitigate employment barriers and hone their leadership skills. Focused on hospitality management and culinary arts, the program is designed to support young men of color, ages 15-19, to develop culinary skills and be placed in internships and jobs! Find out more...

Worth Our Weight (WOW) apprentices are young people from 16-24 who have faced major challenges in their lives, including foster care, difficulties with the law, homelessness, and significant family disruption. We provide tuition-free culinary and food service training.The apprentices operate our weekend cafe in Santa Rosa, CA.
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Chefs is a 7-month culinary training program at Episcopal Community Services San Francisco that provides instruction in technical and professional skills enhancement necessary for entry into the food service industry. Students are provided with classroom instruction, in-kitchen hands-on training and an internship at a local restaurant or institutional kitchen setting. Find out more...

The mission of La Cocina is to cultivate low income food entrepreneurs as they formalize and grow their businesses by providing affordable commercial kitchen space, industry-specific technical assistance and access to market opportunities. We focus primarily on women from communities of color and immigrant communities. Our vision is that entrepreneurs gain financial security by doing what they love to do, creating an innovative, vibrant and inclusive economic landscape. Find out more...

Meals On Wheels of San Francisco and its volunteers provide seniors what they need to live independent and dignified lives — nutritious meals, professional social work and friendly human contact. Find out more...

Project Open Hand's mission is to nourish and engage our community by providing meals with love to the sick and the elderly. Find out more...

GLIDE's mission is to create a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. Find out more...

Since 1986, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund has raised more than $105 million to help thousands of Bay Area families. The Fund offers grants to help families in crisis so they can pay for housing and emergency needs. Through a network of more than 120 community service agencies, the Fund works to identify families in need and provide short-term, critical assistance grants. Find out more...

Grazing at the Kitchen Table, a fundraiser for Kitchen Table Advisors envisions a new generation of thriving small-scale, sustainable farms that produce healthy food and form the foundation of regional food systems. Find out more...