Interesting concept: First Slice describes itself as a “self-funding charity,” a subscription catering business whose paying customers are also subsidizing catered meals for poor people. Query whether a business delivering gourmet meals to homes three times a week will be able to thrive in an economic downturn, but we salute the mix of ideas driving the project: training poor people in food preparation and employing them in the catering kitchen; bringing together beneficiary-clients and subscribers as co-volunteers in meal preparation; and soliciting contributions while also assuring a stream of earned income.
Of course, anything about food appeals to the Nonprofiteer. Maybe First Slice will take on her pet idea of “Half a Loaf,” a benefit event offering tiny portions to attendees so restaurants can offer meals to those who need them.
*Woodstock emcee, August 1969