Bracken's Kitchen
In-Person SWOT Team Meeting 

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Lunch by Bracken's Kitchen to follow
“…you give them something to eat.” – Jesus of Nazareth


Have you ever noticed how much of Jesus’ ministry to people involved food? Food is a powerful tool for breaking barriers, connecting people, and a conduit God provided us to show His love.
Since 2013, Bracken’s Kitchen has been leveraging the power of food to make a difference in people’s lives. Their three-fold approach involves equipping people to get jobs through culinary training; rescuing food that would otherwise end up in landfills; and using those skills and resources to feed those who might otherwise go hungry.
You may have seen Bill Bracken present to the Barnabas Group in March of 2021. (You can watch the video here:  March 2021 Meeting – The Barnabas Group)
The problem, of course, is that Orange County isn’t the only place where people need jobs, food is being wasted, and children go to bed hungry. So, Bracken’s Kitchen is asking the Barnabas Group to help them explore: What would it take for Bracken’s Kitchen to package their model in a way that could be replicated by others across the country?
You can be a part of that conversation. No special skills required, just a willingness to be used by God to help shape a ministry idea.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Bracken's Kitchen
13941 Nautilus Drive
Garden Grove, CA 92843

Limited to 10 participants – respond ASAP to reserve your spot!  

Please respond with your interest in participating in this SWOT team meeting before February 1st, At that time, we will select from those who have applied to create a diverse team to address this need. If we still have openings after February 1, they will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  
In preparation, each SWOT participant will receive copies of relevant background information prior to the SWOT team meeting. Please review this information to be prepared to provide meaningful input.  

If you're a Barnabas Group Partner and haven't previously completed our SWOT Participant Interest Form, we encourage you to do so at This provides us with some basic information about your interests and abilities.  

Feel free to call me directly with any questions at 714-981-5585.  

Blessed to be a blessing,  

Alan Weisenberger
SWOT Coordinator
The Barnabas Group