Nate Hine and Nellie Pennington have opened their hearts and home to more than 20 foster children since 2020 but they agree that foster care is really just a bandaid for the wounds created by poverty and systemic inequality.
Erica Payne created the Patriotic Millionaires, a group of people who have more than $5 million in assets or $1 million in annual income who believe they and others like them should pay more taxes to ensure that our democracy can thrive.
The Little Tokyo Community Council, through its Community Feeding Community initiative, supported 84 local businesses by purchasing over 10,000 meals to then distribute to those in need during the pandemic.
Holly Martin founded the Chattanooga Sustainable Food Center to build a better food system: one that serves hungry people and local farmers. Gaining Ground, a flagship grocery store, is the first step.