From shelter to culinary school!

Please help us in congratulating Jon on being accepted into the Culinary Institute of America in New York! Just before coming to GSS Jon was living out of his car.

Now, Jon has been accepted to the Culinary Institute of America, and he has received an “Outstanding Community Service” Grant in the amount of $3,000 from the school. The school said they were impressed with his employment with our Nourish Mobile and how it has impacted him.

Jon said, “Thank you Nourish for providing me with the most fulfilling employment opportunity I have ever experienced.” It is Jon’s employment with Nourish that reignited his love for the culinary arts.

Good Samaritan’s job program, Nourish Mobile Market (, has changed Jon’s life. And he is extremely grateful for GSS and all the opportunities that we afforded to him.

We are so excited to see Jon’s life story continue to unfold. And who knows…maybe someday we can dine at Jon’s very own restaurant!