Food cart gives released prisoners a second chance

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Monday, March 12, 2012

The Streets Food Cart in Eugene is a new nonprofit rehabilitation program for ex-felons.

The hope is to soon hire additional ex-felons so that the food cart, at West Sixth Avenue and Lincoln Street, is run and managed entirely by former prisoners who will be employed at the cart for six months at a time. The intention, Bob Swan says, is to provide work experience and references that ex-offenders can later use to find more permanent jobs.
“Getting a job is the hardest thing out of prison,” Bob Swan said. “Imprisonment becomes more comfortable than (being) outside of prison.”

Read more at The Register-Guard.

{biztweet}streets food cart{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Grain Food

September 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

A Power Lunch at Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Store and Restaurant.


Read more...

Staffing Challenge

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY KIM MOORE

A conversation with Greg Lambert, president of Mid Oregon Personnel Services.


Read more...

Preserving the Legacy

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

A New York floral and gift business takes on the iconic Harry & David brand.


Read more...

Photo Log: Waterfront Blues Festival

The Latest
Thursday, July 09, 2015
bluesfestthumbBY JASON E. KAPLAN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

The sweltering weather didn't keep the crowds away. Although the numbers were down slightly from last year, the Oregon Food Bank raised $850,636 to fight hunger.  About 80,000 people attended despite temperatures in the upper 90s.


Read more...

Unshakable

September 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY BRIAN LIBBY

Ben Kaiser holds his ground.


Read more...

Inside the Box

September 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY GINA BINOLE

Screening for “culture fit” has become an essential part of the hiring process. But do like-minded employees actually build strong companies — or merely breed consensus culture?


Read more...

Downtime with Jill Nelson

September 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Live, Work, Play wit the CEO of Ruby Receptionists.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS