RIVERSIDE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 24, 2020–
America has an innovative new way to manage food security, home security and job creation and “it’s staring us in the face,” says ZipHomeChef award-winning CEO, Alexia Parks.
It’s today’s home cook who loves to cook, has a home kitchen, and wants to make enough money to pay their bills while staying safe at home from COVID-19.
“When they are licensed,” says Parks, “we can purchase food from home cooks to feed vulnerable populations in their community including some of America’s estimated 60 million hungry families and their children.”
Networked on the ZipHomeChef.com food service platform, licensed home cooks, including unemployed kitchen workers can now make money preparing home cooked meals while also serving a social purpose.
Over the past four months, the ZipHomeChef team, called “Zippers,” have prepared and delivered over 80,000 meals to the “housed” homeless in Riverside County as part of a successful multi-agency program called Project RoomKey. This Thanksgiving and Christmas Zippers will prepare and deliver meals that include traditional holiday foods.
“Whether it’s a local emergency, or for disaster preparedness, interested home cooks can now be quickly trained online and licensed as food handlers and kitchen safety managers,” says Parks.
As a licensed home cook with a certified home kitchen, they can also receive training on how to prepare fresh, healthy and delicious home-cooked meals – including anti-inflammatory meals – for delivery to people in need, who live in their community or neighborhood.
This “first in the nation” approach to managing hunger also can be applied to feeding others, including the elderly, low-income children and families, and those with health issues who may be required to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic because “there is no room” at the local hospital.
“We’re now considered an ‘essential industry’ in California,” Parks says, “offering food to those who may have none.”
Questions to ask:
How long does it take to get licensed as a home cook?
How much money can I make?
Who buys the food?
23ZIP, Inc. dba ZipHomeChef is a Boulder, Colorado-based social venture corporation. It is also registered as an Internet Food Service Intermediary (IFSI) with the California Department of Public Health.
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