Freedom a la Cart helps human-trafficking victims learn new skills

What started as a seasonal food cart has blossomed into a successful catering venture that helps victims of human trafficking get their lives back together.

Freedom a la Cart is coming off of its most fruitful year yet, earning $255,768 in gross receipts through Dec. 14. That’s a nearly 43 percent increase over last year.

Paula Haines, executive director of Freedom a la Cart, said that while the organization has social services as its goal, the food is not a second thought. She calls it superior in quality and competitively priced.

“It’s exceptional,” Haines said. “Our goal is to keep (customers) coming back.”

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