The Quality Foods For Everyone program is not only constructed to address food security issues in the States and around the world, it is also designed to intergrate doing well and doing good as a model of the growing Social Entrepreneurship movement. This particular model balances providing empowerment tools to those who give and empowering foods to those who receive so that everyone benefits. My personal belief is that separating for-profit businesses from good deeds in the world and leaving that work to non-profits and NGOs misses the point. Intergrating these ideas means everything we do is to create an egalitarian, sustainable and empowering world.
I am creating this future by putting this model in place, then sharing the results of it with young, emerging leaders from around the world through my global workshops.
I have been working with at-risk families at The Samaritan House Homeless Shelter in Denver, CO, USA for the past 11 years. Working on the front lines made me see how poor food, donated by people who didn't want to eat it, negatively affected the physical and mental health of my clients. My previous life was in running an advertising agency, with a degree in Journalism. I feel my lack of formal education in Social Services made me ask questions and see things that others in the field may not have been able to see. I feel this approach of combining doing good and doing well will help engage more for-profit organizations in sustainable approaches in their communities. Even more, I have the opportunity of presenting this model to some of the world's best and brightest leaders this September. This project can give these young minds a blueprint of how to forward a sustainable agenda.