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Sherry's Story

Sherry is a native Idahoan who grew up in and out of homelessness along the Boise River. As a girl, she spent many years in state care and experienced time in the juvenile and adult correctional system. As an adult, she is the mother of seven who worked multiple jobs to make ends meet. Sherry’s life experiences left her feeling unsure of herself, lacking self-esteem, and not knowing where to go next or what she had to offer. Once again struggling to keep a roof over her family’s head, Sherry was referred to Create Common Good.

Sherry joined the CCG program in October of 2015. She excelled in her training and portrayed a quiet, yet strong leadership style. As her knowledge in foodservice grew, so did her confidence. Sherry was empowered with the resources she needed to take control and gain direction in her life. Our program taught her the skills she needed to obtain her ideal job – the one job that could support her family and allow her to have the time to spend with those she loved.

It wasn’t long after graduating CCG’s program that Sherry joined the CCG family as a food production team employee. During her years with us, the hard-work, tenacity and leadership Sherry exhibited led to her promotion to Production Lead and ultimately to running our entire food operation as CCG's Production Manager!

“[Coming to CCG] was not just about finding a job, but about creating a new way of life. I am so truly blessed and honored to be where I am today.”
— Sherry Batt

We make every dollar stretch.

Our business-to-business wholesale food production allows Create Common Good to practice the self-sufficiency message we teach by generating sustainable, repeatable revenue for our training program.

We can't do it on revenue alone.

With your help, we can provide the tools needed to serve our trainees as they learn the skills needed to start fresh and lead a life of self-sufficiency and independence.

Consider your annual IMPACT by joining our Amplifiers for Good, our distinguished group of monthly donors!

  • $15 a month provides chef's knives for two classes
  • $29 a month provides chef's coats for twelve trainees
  • $54 a month provides 52 weeks of fresh ingredients for our trainees to work with
  • $80 a month covers the training fees for at least twelve trainees
  • $2,916 can sponsor a trainee in FULL during their 5 months of services at CCG