This is the second episode of a three-part series I reported and hosted with Civic, the flagship podcast of the San Francisco Public Press, a nonprofit publication that focuses on accountability journalism and where policy meets people. This episode originally aired on March 30, 2021, on 102.5 FM in San Francisco, and wherever you listen to podcasts.
As cities instituted pandemic shelter-in-place orders and restaurant employers were forced to lay off their workers, a new nonprofit called the SF New Deal began serving as a mediator between struggling restaurants and community organizations that distribute food to vulnerable populations in the city, as a way of helping both. Jacob Bindman, co-founder and director of operations at the SF New Deal, joins guest host Sonia Paul to examine to what extent the nonprofit can be a part of a sustainable business model for restaurants.
Hear Part 1 of this series here.
SHOW CONTRIBUTORS: Sonia Paul, Mel Baker