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Serving second chances: NYC food truck hires ex-inmates

1 year 2 months 2 weeks ago October 31, 2015 Oct 31, 2015 Saturday, October 31 2015 October 31, 2015 12:27 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: VERENA DOBNIK

NEW YORK - One delicious bite at a time, Jordyn Lexton is changing the lives of formerly jailed young people.
    
She and her team run a New York food truck named Snowday that's staffed by young men and women trying to rebuild their lives.
    
The truck is part of a nonprofit program that prepares them to re-enter the job market. They're taught cooking skills as well as hospitality, money management and even emotional development.
    
About two dozen ex-inmates have gone through the program, and a few have already landed permanent jobs in the restaurant and catering industry.
    
The concept has not only proved successful as a jobs program. This year, Snowday won the Vendy Cup for best food truck in New York, serving maple-syrup-drizzled grilled cheese

sandwiches and other farm-to-table specialties.

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