Meet Sandra

Meet Sandra

Meet Sandra! She has learned how to handle the filling machine, roast coconut, and more. We appreciate her hard work and willingness to try new things in the kitchen. We are excited to introduce you to another strong woman on our team!

 

What has your experience with Ground Up been like? How has it helped your confidence?

 

My experience with Ground Up has been 100% positive. I feel very grateful to have found this job. I’ve built up a lot of confidence, especially in the kitchen with the filling machine. 

 

What does it mean to you to have a job and be back in the workforce?

 

I feel productive. It feels really good! I’m learning good communication skills.

 

What is the community at Ground Up like? What does having this community mean to you?

I don’t know how to put it into words! All of the women here have a different story but we all work together and look out for each other. We’re there in good times and bad, we celebrate each others victories. It’s never been catty. We respect each other, love each other, help each other through not just work but personal issues too. You can always trust that you have someone there for you. It comes from good leadership!

 

What do you like to do for fun?

 

Reading. I like mystery books a lot. I like to cook, pretty much everything. I also like to paint.

 

What is your favorite Ground Up nut butter flavor + favorite way to enjoy it?

 

My favorite flavor is Cinnamon Snickerdoodle… But I also love Espresso Stout. I like them in oatmeal, on a crisp cold apple and right out of the jar with a spoon.

 

What do you hope to do after Ground Up / what is your dream job?

 

Somewhere that helps people. I want to find a job that I really love!

 

Sandra is on Ground Up’s employment training program. Ground Up hires women overcoming homelessness & adversity for 6-12 months. We help them find full-time employment after working in our kitchen and warehouse making nut butter and shipping packages. Here is Sandra in the kitchen making nut butter and lidding jars.

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