Giving Back

Stories behind the food we love.

Reclaiming Beer for Women

By Allanah Dykes

This former Oklahoma college dean dreamed of bringing brew to her community. Thus Equity Brewing Company was born.

His Kids Inspired a Company

By Nicolette Degrassi

When Todd Goldstein’s kids showed up with his gluten allergies, he founded Whoa Dough to make cookie dough safe for all.

Coffee, Hip Hop and Mental Health by the Cup

By LA Bourgeois

Chicago cafe Coffee, Hip-Hop & Mental Health serves lattes with a purpose, with a nod to popular hip-hop artists.

Bluff City Toffee Is On A Sweet Mission

By Marc Cuenco

This Memphis-based business empowers special needs workers to contribute to success: the company’s and their own.

This Bakery Stepped Up For A Community In Need After The Covenant School Shooting

By Allanah Dykes

When tragedy struck in Nashville, Brooke O’Dell, owner of Sugar Drop, knew she had to do something.

This Popcorn Provides More Than Just Butter

By LA Bourgeois

When a Connecticut theater closed during the pandemic, it pivoted to popcorn and its mission of hiring the disabled.

Baking to Make a Difference

By Stacy Brooks

Four siblings. One pandemic. What happened? A business was born to support social and racial justice organizations.

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Soul Food in the Bible Belt

By Brad Blankenship

The Cookery serves up hope in Nashville. One man’s rise from homelessness led the way.

leo with baking kits

Charity Bagels: Donations Made Delicious

By Nicolette Degrassi

Missing the kind of bagels he had in LA, high-schooler Leo Barnes started baking – and brainstorming. The result is a bagel kit that benefits charities.