DC Central Kitchen empowers the community by providing food for those less fortunate. What's more, the program takes food from restaurants and hotels that would normally be thrown out, and uses this to create delicious dishes. Volunteers come in from around the city to help, making for a sense of solidarity in the area.
Tiana Reid works with SocialBusiness.org, and discusses this find in her Trend Hunter interview. She scours the web to find the most innovative social businesses and enterprises, then covers them on the SocialBusiness.org website. From restaurants that employ at-risk youth to the more well-known companies like TOMS shoes, social business is becoming more prominent, and Tiana Reid is there to cover the latest in this budding industry. She is now studying at Columbia in New York, but still works part time on SocialBusiness.org.
Check out Tiana Reid's interview here to learn more about social business.