Food For Good

Chef Kristin Macan, Director of Community Kitchens and Programs for Mercy Chefs heard a divine call on a cold morning in March of 2012.  Her husband heard the call first in their Pentecostal Church about a tornado that struck West Liberty, Kentucky.  He told Kristin, hoping she would be the voice of reason but instead... Continue Reading →


Gary Leblanc has been a hotel restaurant professional for 35 years and he wants to get out of the kitchen. His story, however, reads differently as he keeps getting thrown back in. In 2005, when Katrina hit New Orleans, Gary's daughter's home was under 9 feet of water for 6 weeks.  His grandmother was evacuated... Continue Reading →

We Declare a State of Moral Emergency

Becca Israel is a Development Officer for Bend the Arc.  She got involved with the organization  while participating in a Jeremiah Fellowship program in the Bay Area. Jeremiah Fellowships give young adults who are committed to economic and social justice the opportunity to explore how Jewish values, culture and community can support and further their... Continue Reading →

Successful Activism

Ten years ago, when she was 12, Melanie Thompson was kidnapped as she walked home from the movies in NYC.  She was locked in a closet in an abandoned house and forced into prostitution.  Melanie worked on the streets and in an underground strip club. Once her pimp found and started advertising on, her... Continue Reading →

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