Please meet Mikala Greene, our Extra Mile Award recipient from Freestore Foodbank’s Cincinnati COOKS class 191! Ms. Mikala is a 22 year old Cincinnati native who currently lives with her grandmother in Silverton. She is a single mother raising a 2 year- old son with Down Syndrome. She did an amazing job powering through her barriers to receive this award! Mikala was the first student to arrive every morning and first to start her work in the kitchen. She regularly assembled study groups with her classmates for the ServSafe Manager exam and scored the highest out of her class. No matter what was going on at home she came in everyday with a smile on her face!

Class 191 graduated last month and five of the 12 graduates of this class are already employed. Other students are actively interviewing. Thanks to our community for the support of the families we serve at Freestore Foodbank!