Philabundance Community Kitchen
Philabundance has a culinary program called Philabundance Community Kitchen. Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) is a 16 week life skills and culinary job training program which has been transforming the lives of people with low-to-no income since 2000. PCK promotes the self-sufficiency of its students by preparing them to not only find but also keep a job.
In addition, the program utilizes our production kitchen to train the students as well as provide meals to shelters, seniors, and others in our area who need ready-to-eat food. PCK is also a social enterprise that has its own catering component, PCKatering, and is providing an outlet for value added production to businesses in and around Philadelphia.
WHO We Are
Good Pizza was founded by Ben Berman, a graduate student at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. When the pandemic hit Philadelphia in March of 2020, Ben had a big batch of pizza dough that he was planning to make for a get together with friends. After realizing that large gatherings probably weren't the best idea, Ben needed a plan to get rid of all that dough...
And that's how Good Pizza was born!
Philabundance was one of those organizations, and a valuable partnership was born. Because of our work combatting hunger and providing healthy food to our neighbors in need, Ben knew that Philabundance would be the perfect place to continue the good work he had started.
Now a Philabundance initiative, Good Pizza operates as part of the Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK), providing free pizzas to raise money for Philabundance’s work combatting hunger in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.
Contributions made to Good Pizza at PCK go directly to programs that provide meals to individuals and families in need, while the Good Pizza program also offers exciting learning opportunities for our PCK students.