Task Turtle is a new start-up that is attempting to give the elderly and homeless easy tasks to do in exchange for food or small amounts of money. Task Turtle was founded using the principals of the Tortoise and the Hare which proved that sometimes slow and steady sometimes isn't a bad thing.
Task Turtle asks users to post easy jobs with no time limit such as painting a garage. Users can then select their own Task Turtle to undertake the job. Payment can be made in the form of either one or two sandwiches (seriously) or $2. The site is currently in beta and has been rolled out in San Francisco, Madison (Wisconsin), Detroit and Chicago. Only time will tell if the homeless and elderly of the world respond to Task Turtle. Here's hoping they do.