I was talking to my sister’s friend the other day and in her business management course at University of Alabama they started discussing these things called Non-Profit Paneras in St. Louis, where their motto is “take what you need, pay what you can.” This really got me thinking about if these restaurants were a good idea and if it would actually work.
These Panera Bread restaurants were thought up because of the growing issue of hunger in America, so the former CEO of Panera Bread created a place where consumers ordered, but didn’t have to pay for their meals. Instead of going to a cashier to pay for your soup, you are faced with a donation box and handed a receipt that shows what your meal would usually cost. You are encouraged to donate that amount of money, but if you are unable to pay, you’re encouraged to donate your time and work in the restaurant. While not everyone will donate their time or money, I think the idea is at least interesting.
This could cut down on the hunger issue, and during these cold months, hunger and poverty can be extremely scary. I wouldn’t say that this is the perfect idea, but soup kitchens can only supply so much food to so many, and most people don’t like to donate money on the streets because they can’t guarantee where their money is being spent. With Non-Profit Paneras you know where your money is going, and countless of the less fortunate get a warm and filling meal.
What's up fellow ningers?! :D Happy New Year! Somehow I ended up on the Ning this morning. Don't know if Mr.Anderson and Mr.McCusker remember our American Studies class from 09-10. Great times. It doesn't seem like this Ning has continued on over the years. What happened?See More
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I'm not usually someone who writes a lot , not publicly anyway but I do love to express my self through art, usually visual art but most of the time the art I make is influenced by something . In this case it's a song a written by one of my favorite musicians as a response to the feeling of horror and disbelief as he watched the Twin Towers in New York go from icons to ruins on 9/11/01. The song is sad,…See More