So you won't find us at the market today. I'm gambling that I can line up some more retailers soon to keep funds flowing through the winter. Once warm weather returns and the farmers' markets are open, we can sometimes get a free space because we're a charity, especially at the Cedar Mill farmers' market.
I'm also gambling that online sales will develop over the next year. Those sales are the least expensive for us, and they allow more time for getting out on the streets, finding out who needs what, helping in whatever way we can.
I'm really looking forward to getting a real network rolling, where businesses with leftover food text us and a volunteer zips over to get the food and deliver it immediately to someone who can use it. Then I'll be a lot freer to spend time on my passion -- feeding the hungry directly.
Any start-up is a risk. Starting up with no working capital is close to insane. What if it doesn't work? What if we spend all our retirement money and we flop? What if no one wants to participate in cutting down on food waste? What if no one wants to sell our brownies? What if it's just not going to fly?
Ah, but what if it does?