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Fresh from the heart.

An award–winning social enterprise initiative of Stella's Circle in the heart of historic downtown St. John's. Hungry Heart Cafe & Catering is a full service restaurant located in Rawlin's Cross that employs Stella's Circle participants. 
We’ve been doing this work since 2007 and are proud to be a social justice leader that uses training and employment as a dignified means of helping people regain their confidence, skills, and economic independence. We're also a collaborator in our community to help address food insecurity. 

Our Mission.

Transform the lives of our participants through culinary arts training, instilling a love of great food and ingredients, in ways that the entire community can participate in, support and celebrate.
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Our culinary training program is offered in partnership with Stella's Circle Employment Services. We provide job training and experience to individuals in our community who are trying to find their way back into the workforce.  But we do more than just teach restaurant skills. We also provide the mentorship, life skills, and full circle support that will enable our graduates to find successful and sustainable employment.
The Hungry Heart is a safe learning environment for folks facing barriers to inclusion in their community. Barriers like mental health challenges, addictions, poverty, homelessness, trauma, criminal justice history, low literacy, and unemployment. Real work gives them the skills and confidence to gain economic independence and reach their fullest potential. We like to think of it as giving people a hand up, instead of a hand out. 
Learn more about how Stella's Circle transforms lives. 
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Purchase with purpose.

We're proud to be the 1st accredited Buy Social Canada social enterprise in Atlantic Canada.

2014 Community Impact Award 

St. John's Board of Trade

2011 & 2014 Where To Eat In Canada 

2010 Social Entrepreneur of the Year

Ernst & Young

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