04 Aug '11, 4pm

Food for Thought for Social Innovation? #Socent

Food for Thought for Social Innovation? #Socent

This is a story of a social innovation initiative that really in the grand scheme of things is no big idea as far as innovation goes, yet it has become a big deal for those it caters for in a society where often the less fortunate are often invisible. Welcome to the Panera Cares project in St Louis established by thePanera Bread Foundation , aUS company, where customers who can afford to pay regular prices for their meal do so, while those who cannot receive the same meals for less or no money. A sign at the door says, "Take what you need, leave your fair share". Panera Cares is a new kind of cafe, which promotes an entirely different way of giving back; it is a community cafe of shared responsibility and of social innovation. The main goal of this program is to ensure that everyone who needs a meal gets one. People are encouraged to take what they need and donate their fa...

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