Greetings and Salutations OmniRest Community! As we began this journey a year ago to build a product to simplify the cooking experience, we had a strong desire to give back to the community. Only questions arose: How can we balance business and charity? What cause makes sense? Where can we impact locally and nationally?
Then along came the NPR Planet Money – Food Banks’ Pickle. If you have not listened to NPR’s Planet Money, download now and be amazed. There is a wide variety of topics and all at the digestible time of 20 minutes per episode! This podcast discussed the economy of food banks and the systems tried/failed/succeeded. Our minds ran, could this be the one?!
In researching their national and local North Carolina outreach, programs run the gamut from pantry operations to mobile school pantries. As a result, I can say – We are excited to contribute 5% of our proceeds to Feeding America and look for upcoming posts about our local community outreach through the Charlotte Metrolina Second Harvest.
We at OmniRest encourage our community to donate and share your stories with us! Take photos, post and tag OmniRest, or send us an email through our Contact Us page. Any feedback and suggestions, as always, are encouraged!