Root Community Partners and Supporters

Recognizing Essex County’s high teen and young adult unemployment rate and the need by local food service providers for skilled help, Root has developed strong community partnerships to aid in the mission of transforming the lives of high-risk young adults.

Student referrals, social services and case management
New Liberty Innovation School, Plummer Home, Recovery High School, LEAP for Education, Salem Public Schools, Lynn Public Schools, Beverly Public Schools, Catholic Charities North, Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, Salem Academy Charter School, Lahey Health Behavioral Services, Salem State University, North Shore Workforce Investment Board

Internships, work opportunities, guest chefs
Vinwood Caterers, Timothy S. Hopkins Catering, The Market Restaurant, Short and Main Restaurant, Wild Horse Café, Ferreira Foods, Ken’s Kickin’ Chicken, Tides Restaurant, Wenham Tea House, Grassy Roots, A&J King Bakery, Finz Restaurant, Turner’s Seafood, Five Corners Kitchen, Serenitee Restaurant Group, Blue Ox, Legal Seafoods

Local farms (both for fresh produce and instruction)
Three Sisters Garden Project, Appleton Farms, Green Meadows Farm, Tendercrop Farm, Food Project, Marini Farm

Funding, administration, consultative services
Essex County Community Foundation, Wellspring House, LEAP for Education, North Shore Medical Center, Beverly Bootstraps, Open Door, North Shore United Way, Plummer Home, Mass in Motion Salem, Community Servings, United Teen Equality Center, My Brother’s Table, Bass River Inc., Enterprise Center at Salem State University, The Food Project, Project Bread, Endicott College, North Shore Community College, North Shore Workforce Investment Board