Summer Harvest for Kids: Chef Carl Hoke and YouthLink

June 01, 2017 05:26 PM

Our Summer Harvest for Kids Campaign kicks off on June 8, and we want to show you how your donation can make a difference.

We met up with Chef Carl Hoke. He's the food service manager at YouthLink. YouthLink works to help kids and young adults struggling with homelessness.

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Chef Carl uses his role to teach some of these kids how to cook. Then they take those real-world skills out into the work force.

Chef Carl says he's got at least 25 young men and women now working in restaurants.

"I really love what I do. This is my bliss," Hoke said. "As a man, as a father, a grandfather, I feel it's my duty to help in some capacity. There's a lot of success stories."

YouthLink is one of four local groups that will benefit from our Summer Harvest Campaign.

It all kicks off at 4:30 am on Thursday, June 8th. We'll be live all day at Mall of America. Our goal is to raise $150,000 in 18 hours.

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