It takes a village to open a restaurant, and a whole city to open a nonprofit social enterprise restaurant.
Trust us, we know.
We also know that we want to do one thing really, really well: run that restaurant. Because running the best restaurant we can means giving the women in the Carroll’s Kitchen program the best opportunities we can.
Opportunities to love others - but more importantly, to love themselves.
Opportunities to learn about others - but more importantly, to learn about themselves.
But we don’t want to reinvent the wheel, we don’t want to ignore likeminded work of other organizations, and we don’t want our own ideas to become silos. So from the very beginning we named “community” as one of our core values, and it’s a principle we refer to with every decision we make.
“Who knows more about this idea than we do?” “Whose advice can we seek?” “Who can we ask for help?”
Our ever-growing official partner list includes:
Interfaith Food Shuttle
Raleigh Rescue Mission
Step Up Ministry
Salvation Army Project FIGHT
Dress for Success
The Women’s Center of Wake Co
A Place at the Table
Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women
The Hope Center at Pullen
Urban Ministries of Wake County
Alliance Medical Ministry
The Green Chair Project
Triangle Family Services
Jobs for Life
Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness
That’s a lot of awesomeness coming together to support Carroll’s Kitchen. We couldn’t be more honored that so many passionate organizations, some of which have been lending a hand to Raleigh families for generations, believe in Carroll’s Kitchen enough to partner with us - or in other words, to show us the way as we take a leap of faith and open our doors this summer.
We couldn’t do this work without them, just like we can’t do this work without you.
You might say we get by with a little help from our friends.