Bread For Life

Bread for Life is a non-profit organization that brings together leaders in the local hospitality industry as instructors, along with an experienced educator to direct the overall program, a dedicated crew of volunteers, and students who have the desire to embark on a career path that will lift them and their families out of poverty. This recipe for success combines a classroom curriculum plus hands-on paid work training to prepare graduates for a viable, sustainable career.


Student Qualifications:

You must meet ALL of these qualifications to qualify for the Bread for Life program: be currently unemployed, be 18 years of age or older, and be a Clarke County resident.

Additional Qualifications:

You must meet ONE of the following additional barriers to qualify for the Bread for Life program: have a background record-probation-parole, recovering from an addiction (must be in a recovery program for one year or longer), be pregnant or a single parent, be a victim of domestic violence, or receive SNAP benefits.


Call 706.201.4640 or email for more information.

Mission Statement

Bread for Life provides hands-on training, instruction by industry professionals, and community support for men and women with the will to improve their lives and the desire to begin successful careers in the hospitality industry.


The Bread for Life curriculum is a composite of hands-on training in kitchen prep, banquet service, event set-up, and housekeeping, as well as practical classroom instruction by local industry partners.

How Does It Help You?

We want to help you get back to work! Through our hands-on training, instruction by industry professionals, and community support, we want to help improve your life and help you begin a successful career in the hospitality industry.

Our Program Includes:

Servsafe Certification, Certificate of Completion, 12 Months of Mentoring, Help with Transportation, Coursework in Industrial Food Service, Kitchen Prep, Banquet Services, Event Set-Up, and Housekeeping.

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