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Meet the Inspiring People Reshaping L.A.’s Food Scene in ‘Broken Bread’

Olympia Auset of SÜPRMARKT| Still from "Broken Bread"
Olympia Ausset of SÜPRMARKT carries a box of organic produce. Ausset launched SÜPRMARKT in 2016 to eliminate food deserts in her community, South L.A. | Still from "Broken Bread"
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In "Broken Bread," restaurant entrepreneur and social activist Roy Choi takes viewers on a journey through L.A. to showcase the inspiring people who are working to fix broken food systems in their communities. Learn more about the individuals and organizations who are using food as a platform for activism and a catalyst for change.

Homeboy Industries

Founded in 1988 by Father Greg Boyle, Homeboy Industries serves over 10,000 former gang-involved and previously incarcerated people, providing a wide variety of training and support from workforce development through their numerous social enterprises to tattoo removal and parenting classes. The first of Homeboy Industries’ social enterprises, the Bakery employs dozens of Homeboy Industry trainees and supplies products for Homeboy Farmers Markets, Homeboy Diner, Homegirl Catering and several restaurants and cafes around Los Angeles.

Learn more about the ways Homeboy Industries brings opportunities to the formerly incarcerated in this clip from "Broken Bread."
Homeboy Industries - From a Life of Crime to Croissants

Stay up-to-date on the latest at Homeboy Industries. Visit the Homeboy Industries website and connect on social media:

Dough Girl Pizza

Dough Girl Pizza was founded by Mar Diego, an ex-convict, chef and philanthropist, with a mission to create inspiration and rehabilitate troubled youth and adults. Located in Sylmar, the pizza shop offers unique menu options with original recipes like their animal style pizza, a traditional cheese pizza topped off with French fries and sea salt. Read more about Mar Diego's motivation behind launching Dough Girl Pizza.

Meet the youth working at Dough Girl Pizza and hear about how their time with Mar Diego has changed their lives in this clip from "Broken Bread."
Food - A Catalyst for Change

Check out their eclectic menu. Visiting Dough Girl's website and connect on social media:

Ron Finley

In 2010, Ron Finley set out to fix South L.A.’s food desert problem by planting vegetables in neglected dirt patches by sidewalks. He was swiftly met with a citation from the City of Los Angeles for gardening without a permit. But Finley, along with fellow green activists, fought back and won. Today, Finley continues his mission of providing gardening education to his community and transforming food deserts into food sanctuaries one block at a time. Read more about how Ron Finley built a gardening movement in his community.

Ron Finley | Still from "Broken Bread"
Ron Finley | Still from "Broken Bread"
1/7 Ron Finley, left, converses with "Broken Bread" host Roy Choi, right. | Still from "Broken Bread"
Ron Finley walks through his garden. | Still from "Broken Bread"
Ron Finley walks through his garden. | Still from "Broken Bread"
2/7 Ron Finley walks through his garden in South Central Los Angeles. | Still from "Broken Bread"
A peek into Ron Finley's garden. | Still from "Broken Bread"
A peek into Ron Finley's garden. | Still from "Broken Bread"
3/7 A peek into Ron Finely's garden. | Still from "Broken Bread"
Ron Finley's garden | Still from "Broken Bread" Access
Ron Finley's garden | Still from "Broken Bread" Access
4/7 An overhead view of Ron Finley's garden. | Still from "Broken Bread"
Ron Finley gardening | Still from "Broken Bread" Access
Ron Finley gardening | Still from "Broken Bread" Access
5/7 Ron Finley tends to produce in his garden. | Still from "Broken Bread"
Ron Finley tending his garden at the parkway. | Still from "Broken Bread" Access
Ron Finley tending his garden at the parkway. | Still from "Broken Bread" Access
6/7 Ron Finley tends to his garden at the parkway. | Still from "Broken Bread"
Pots and plants in Ron Finley's garden. | Still from "Broken Bread"