No two days at Entefy are ever the same. At any given moment, we might have partners, investors, or advisors stopping in for a visit, potential candidates interviewing…the list goes on.
What does remain constant, though, is our appreciation for everyone who takes the time to visit our office. One way we show gratitude and camaraderie is through food. We always make sure there are plenty of snacks, lunch, and drinks for all, and offer food and beverages whenever someone walks in the door.
Because the number of people in our office fluctuates, we sometimes end up with extra food. That made us think about wasting food, which research shows is a major problem around the country:
Getting food from the farm to our fork eats up 10 percent of the total U.S. energy budget, uses 50 percent of U.S. land, and swallows 80 percent of all freshwater consumed in the United States. Yet, 40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten.
So we try to do our part by donating to a local organization called LifeMoves, which is committed to creating housing opportunities for homeless individuals and families. In fact, “more than 92% of families and 78% of individuals completing LifeMoves transitional programs successfully returned to stable housing and self-sufficiency.” We are big fans of impact, not just in technology or business, but in supporting people whenever possible.
So, when we have extra food, we pack it all up and drive it over there. We know our modest contribution can’t feed everyone, but as the old adage goes, every bit counts.