Editor's Note: Eating In the Name of Social Good
I’ve been in this role for about 8 months now, and I’ve written a handful of these editor’s notes. I’m sure (if you’ve been following) you’ve learned quite a bit about me. You’ve probably gotten to know me even better if you’ve been staying up-to-date with our newest video series, “#NPPTrendingNow.” Check out the website if you haven’t! It’s a real good time.
But here’s something that may be “Nhu” to you (I really hope you caught that): I am a die-hard foodie. And when I say die-hard, I truly mean it. I absolutely, undoubtedly love anything that has to do with food. When I travel anywhere, the first thing on my itinerary is that city’s most popular/best restaurant. When I wake up in the morning, my first thought is, “What am I having for breakfast?” When I’m finishing my meal, I’m wondering what I’m going to eat next and how many hours I have to wait to eat again. Is it a problem? Most likely. Do I care? Not in the slightest.
With all this said, it’s clear that I probably have a favorite restaurant. I do, and it’s called Zahav. It’s right here in Philadelphia. I’m a huge fan of the mastermind behind Zahav; his name is Michael Solomonov. So, you can imagine my utter excitement when I found out that there is restaurant that exists in Philadelphia, crafted by Solomonov himself, where 100 percent of the profits “support vulnerable Philadelphians through Broad Street Ministry’s Hospitality Collborative.” It’s called Rooster Soup Company. Solomonov is known for his Israeli cooking, so you can count on the menu having a Jewish twist to it.
You can check them out at roostersoupcompany.com. And if you’re ever in the City of Brotherly Love, it’s definitely worth a stop.
Hot diggity! It brings me so much joy and happiness when I see successful entrepreneurs give back to their community. It shows compassion, dignity, but most of all, it shows true character. It’s gratifying to me to come across channels of giving such as this. Because while writing a check and sending in a donation is one thing—a very wonderful thing—doing so in a way that expresses your creativity and letting others experience your work is another thing. And honestly, who doesn’t love good food? If you don’t, I’m not really sure we can be friends (kidding!).
I implore you to get your creative juices flowing and add some authentic, one-of-a-kind ideas into your organization’s armory of strategies. How are you re-inventing the way people give? Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear more about it.