Here is a story about two food vendors in hawker centres that hire at-risk populations to help operate their kitchens. Found in Asia, a hawker centre is an open air complex where stallholders sell a variety of inexpensive food. Hawker centres in Singapore are owned by three government bodies: the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, the Housing and Development Board, and JTC Corporation.

From “How Will Future Hawker Centres Be Run?” by Wayne Chan (excerpt):

SINGAPORE: A government-appointed hawker centre consultation panel has recommended social enterprises run hawker centres of the future, with aims of giving the disadvantaged jobs, and providing the community with affordable food.

Meanwhile, some social enterprises in the food industry have already taken the first step to offer jobs to the disadvantaged.