“What we are ultimately about is transforming students into lifelong social entrepreneurs—what we call ‘changemakers’—people who are ready to respond to the world’s most pressing issues in innovative, strategic and compassionate ways,” said FeelGood’s executive director, Kristin Walter. “So, beyond earning money to alleviate hunger, we’re helping to create a new generation of socially-motivated entrepreneurs and student leaders, as well as initiating a new, more holistic dialogue about poverty, hunger and our role as global citizens.”
To ensure the success of these student-run FeelGood delis, the organization offers business consulting, investment capital and a formalized education curriculum called the FeelGood Labs—an innovative, online and offline program where students learn about sustainable models of development, social entrepreneurship, and the implications of living in a global age.
Active on 25 college campuses across the country, FeelGood is now recruiting new chapters for its 2014 training program. Interested students should visit www.feelgood.org/start. Application deadline is November 15, 2013.