Triple Dollar Diner

 Nearly every Thursday morning, a group of people in Bell’s Vocational Rehabilitation program use the kitchen on the first floor of the agency’s main office building to cook a meal for Bell employees and service users. As the name implies, it costs $3 for a meal.

  

Triple Dollar Diner is part of  the vocational rehab program, which matches motivated and qualified individuals living with mental illnesses to identified employer need in the greater York community. This program offers many services, including job skills and retail classes, one-on-one job counseling, job placement based on interests and abilities, and job coaching.

People from this program usually enjoy working at the Triple Dollar Diner. “[It’s] sort of a family atmosphere,” says one worker. They learn about nutrition and meal planning, how to shop frugally, cook and prepare different types of food, and how to interact with others in a friendly work setting.

 Story by Elena Kalinski, student intern (summer 2012)

For more information about Bell’s vocational rehabilitation  program, contact Diane Sowers, program cooridnator at 717-848-5767 x 200