Difference Maker Robert Egger of The L.A. Kitchen
At our first Difference Makers Series event of the school year, we welcomed Robert Egger, Founder and President of The L.A. Kitchen. Mr. Egger’s life for the last 30 years has been all about reducing waste and improving lives.
L.A. Kitchen’s Mission is: “Neither food nor people should ever go to waste. By purchasing and reclaiming cosmetically imperfect fruits and vegetables, that would otherwise be discarded, and using them to train and create culinary jobs for unemployed men and women, we create scratch-cooked, healthy meals for the community. Through this process, L.A. Kitchen reveals the power of food to strengthen, nourish, and engage.”
Mr. Egger saw good food going to waste, people without jobs, and people going hungry. He wanted to make a difference – so he put these elements together and started what has become one of the most successful programs to conquer all three problems.