About Project Host:
Project Host was founded in 1981 by local church and lay leaders distressed at the hunger and poverty in Greenville, SC. Today, they serve approximately 150 of our less fortunate neighbors Sunday through Friday. Meals are offered to anyone who comes through the door, no questions asked. For some, it is the only meal they will receive on any given day; for others, the meals help alleviate difficult decisions, such as whether to pay the energy bill or buy groceries. More than 150 volunteers offered their time and energy in preparing and serving over 42,000 meals in 2015 at a price per meal of only $0.39.
Project Host is not just a soup kitchen. They are home to many programs that benefit the families and individuals in the community.
The CC Pearce Culinary School teaches culinary and life skills to chronically unemployed and underemployed people in order to gain and sustain employment in the foodservice industry and beyond.
In 2003, The CC Pearce Community Culinary School was created to address the root causes of hunger by equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge they need to work in professional kitchens. The Culinary School is a 12 week program that includes hands-on food preparation, ServSafe Manager food-safety instruction and Employment Readiness lessons to prepare people for gainful employment that will lead them towards self-sufficiency. The program is offered free of charge to those in need. The students develop their skills by cooking meals for the Feeding Hungry Children Project.
Catering is a revenue generating program of the non-profit C.C. Pearce Culinary School and an integral part of the School. Its goal is to provide the students with specialized training, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities, while generating financial support for the Project Host C.C. Pearce Community Culinary School. If you can dream it, they can make it happen. Project Host catering offers full-service and fully customizable options.
Their menu and services can creatively meet the catering needs of business and social gatherings, including corporations, government agencies, houses of worship, nonprofit organizations, private parties and celebrations.
Project Host believes in the importance of using as much locally and sustainably sourced food as possible. When feasible, they select proteins and produce from local and regional producers for their meals. They will be happy to discuss the variety of options available from this bountiful region to meet your catering needs.
• A new logo, informational postcards, letterhead and outdoor signage.
When I sat down with Project Host and we discussed their new rebranding ideas, I was delighted to learn about all of the programs they offer and very excited with their level of community involvement. It was important to include a community icon and foods that were grown in their greenhouses. The bridge over Falls Park immediately came to mind as an important community icon. I was able to incorporate fields under the silhouette of the bridge in the sun. Vegetables and fruits grown in their greenhouses seemed like a perfect fit to frame the bottom of the logo.