We are a pathway to self-reliance for the poorest of the poor in Selma, Alabama, an iconic symbol of civil rights and the fight for equality, yet still one of the poorest communities in the nation.
Edmundite Missions Enterprises is an initiative of Edmundite Missions, a Catholic nonprofit headquartered in Selma and the largest provider of food, clothing, and social services in Selma and the surrounding Black Belt areas. In Selma alone the scale of the problem is enormous. Median household income is 40% of the national average. 69% of Selma’s children live in poverty. 73% of the unemployed are between the ages of 22 and 44.
Feeding the hungry is at the heart of Edmundite Missions. It is how and why we were created. The Missions currently serves 1000 meals (lunch and dinner) in its congregate dining facility at the Bosco Nutrition Center and delivers another 225 meals daily to the homebound poor.
With Enterprises, we will serve the poor and bring solutions for self-reliance. Through our first entrepreneurial effort, Kitchens in Selma, we use the same kitchens that serve the poor to produce unique foods for everyone and provide job, skills that are in demand in the market, and leadership in economic development in the poorest areas of the nation.
Our offerings are unique, tasty, and made with the finest ingredients. They represent a “taste of the South” using local ingredients such as pecans and peaches.
100% of net proceeds are re-invested in feeding and serving the poorest of the poor in Selma, Alabama and surrounding rural areas.
We look forward to serving you, and, through you, to bringing enterprise and jobs to Selma.
You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy and poor in your land. – Deuteronomy 15:11