|Community Stewards Catering Cooperative
Silvia worked as a housekeeper
for a company with a policy of
paying no overtime to “stupid
Alejandra routinely worked 16 or
more hours per day as a nanny,
but was paid a flat rate equal to
roughly $1 per hour.
“We learned how to make good
food through hard work. We
learned about our rights
through hard experience. We
share the fruits of both with
love. As Stewards, we use what
we have received to help
|catering business run by low-income women with the
fellowship time after church or temple services, at
union meetings, or at community events. Our goals are
to help low-income women to:
Building on Experience:
The Co-op leaders have worked as housekeepers,
gaining tremendous experience in cooking fantastic
foods, as well as serving and cleaning up efficiently.
Members contribute their skills to the Co-op and, at
the same time, learn how to be successful
entrepreneurs. Step by step, low-income women are
gaining knowledge, making business decisions, building
financial stability, and creating opportunities.
Food for Thought:
At the same time, Co-op leaders act as “Community
Stewards.” Our leaders have been victims of “wage
theft”- the nonpayment or underpayment of wages.
These difficult experiences shape the work of the Co-
operative. Community Stewards commit themselves to
educate others about their rights in the hope that no
one will have to suffer such abuses again.
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We’d love to share our delectable delights! Please
contact us for more information and to set a date!