community partners

Community Partners

Central Kitchen is proud to support organizations that are positively impacting the neighborhoods around the restaurant.

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Gabriel’s Angels is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the only program in Arizona that delivers healing pet therapy to abused, neglected and at-risk children. Presently, the organization provides pet therapy services to over 118 agencies and serves 13,700 children annually through nearly 175 Pet Therapy Teams in the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas. Gabriel’s Angels’ short term goal is to instill in children an overall emotional sense of well-being, safety and happiness. The long-term aspiration is to help children learn core social skills that will prevent them from continuing the cycle of violence as adults.

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Local First Arizona (LFA) is a statewide nonprofit organization working to strengthen communities and local economies through growing, supporting, and celebrating locally owned businesses throughout the state of Arizona.

LFA educates consumers, stakeholders, business leaders, and policymakers about the significant economic, civic, and cultural benefits of strong local economies. The organization builds vibrant communities that make residents proud to call Arizona home. And when people are proud of their hometown, they tend to care more, to volunteer more, to vote more, and give more. They even cheer a little louder when the home team wins!