The Innovative Organization: The Giving Kitchen
The hospitality industry isn't always the most stable, and few organizations offer health benefits to employees. Pair that with a jobs that are easy to pick up or abandon, and, well, there's a lot of flux. That makes financial planning hard, especially in times of crisis. The Giving Kitchen's non-profit mission is to provide crisis grants to members of Atlanta's restaurant community who face unanticipated hardship, and there's not much else like it in the country. It's a direct result of Atlanta chef Ryan Hidinger's current struggle with cancer; as support for Hidinger grew, the local community saw that coming together was not just possible, but necessary.
How to Lend a Hand: Interested in contributing or helping with the Giving Kitchen? E-mail Jen Hidinger at email@example.com