Day 2 inspiration – a local story that I had heard was selecting as part of a competition to present at a TEDx Manhattan event all about food.
Simple solution, multiple benefits – combining business werewithal with passion to address a problem in the local food system of wasted food that could be used to feed the hungry: prepare and freeze it.
Points of interest / takeaways:
- the challenge of presentations and balance of detail; I came away without being able to distill exactly how the program is distinct and works into a brief description (filled the freezers at Manna only or others too? logistics of getting food around? dealing with larger volumes than expected?)
- inclusion of stories/steps & bringing story to life: there were pictures from Spiral Path Farm but nothing shared about how it has affected their business (other than a reference to nebulous 'tax breaks' for donations)
- notion of Maryland Benefit Corporation and exploration of that status