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About Your Organization
Oaks of Righteousness
Oaks of Righteousness
United States, CA, los angeles, Los Angeles County
Country where this project is creating social impact
United States, CA, la, Los Angeles County
Is your organization a
Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization
How long has your organization been operating?
More than 5 years
Has the organization received awards or honors? Please tell us about them
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Select the stage that best applies to your solution
Growth (your pilot is up and running, and starting to expand)
How long have you been in operation?
Operating for less than a year
Which of the following best describes the barrier(s) your innovation addresses? Choose up to two
The Need: What problem are you trying to solve?
Many people in need. I we can help them little bit they will start over.
The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!
We have a lot of food from many different resources, we need more people and vehicles.
The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities
We bought the restaurant. We serve free meals in Skid Row LA down town everyday. We have a few thousands customers everyday. We deliver groceries to the poverty stricken area in LA(William Mead(Dog town), Jordan Down(24 hour drive through druck market), East LA Senoir Center, Boyle Height Community Center, Ramona Garden every once a week. It's two truck full loads ... 17 feet truck. They line up 2, 3 hours before we go there. They started to have hope. No one is abandoned except Jesus on the cross.
The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others also working to address the needs you are and what differentiates you from them. What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?
They changed the law, no one is allowed to distribute food in the street any more. No one bought the restaurant to serve commnunity..
This Entry is about (Issues)
Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world.
Our restaurant serve 2,500/day customers. All the people who are running the restaurant were from Skid Row.... Most of them had been spent most of their life in the street and jail. We have more stories.
Please describe the goal of your initiative; outline what you are trying to achieve
We want them to have a normal life with the happiness that they deserve.
Which barrier(s) to financial inclusion does your solution seek to address? (select all applicable)
Physical and other accessibility obstacles that prevent communities from reaching financial services, The lack of affordable financial products tailored to the needs of underserved and excluded communities,, Powerful incentives for financial service providers to move up-market.
If you selected 'other' above, please specify which other barriers to financial inclusion you solution seeks to address:
For which underserved or excluded communities will your solution create access to valuable, affordable, secure and comprehensive financial services?
Could your solution work in other geographies or regions? If so, where?
we are going to everywhere, so long as it's the poverty stricken area. We can build the relationship that can help each other.
If your solution is dramatically successful, how will things be different in 10 years?
If they are hungry and need help, they will know where to go. '5 Breads and 2 Fish' restaurant is gonna be there.
What will have had to have changed to make this happen?
The poverty is not the sin. The ignoring needed people is the sin. It's not hard to help them. Just concern about them.
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
What is your projected impact over the next five years?
We'll have people in every city, even other country. The intention of God will go every where.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
All kids of addictions and losing hope. We do not give up any body. Serving good meal every day with gentle heart will help them to get back their strength.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
San Francisco, San Diego, New York and Cambodia
Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone
Open another '5Breads and 2 Fish' restaurant in other city
Open another '5Breads and 2 Fish' restaurant in Cambodia
build up the steady program for youth group from all over the world(they are asking for it..)
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone
volunteer from Skid Row will go to other '5Breads and 2 Fish' restaurant as a main staff
We will see more staff to be trained. They will not be homeless anymore.
We have more facilities.
Tell us about your partnerships
Every day, Trade Joe's, Ralphs, Sprout and a few local companies, including organic whole sale food companies are giving up plenty of food. Some moving company are giving us clothes and furniture.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?
We are searching Long Beach area, calling 'ghost town', Venice Beach area too. There are one of the poorest area in LA. We check the San Diego too. But the homeless people are spread in San Diego. We'll go there too.
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
They have nothing to lose. Not only the customers, but also the volunteers will get benefits from it.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list