Robert Egger is an activist and humanitarian who works to combat food waste and empower those who need a second chance. He is the president and founder of LA Kitchen, a nonprofit culinary training center targeted towards at-risk youth and former inmates. LA Kitchen uses donated food and produce that would otherwise go to waste.
Robert publicly speaks out on the subjects of hunger, food sustainability, and social reform through food. He is also the author of Begging for Change: The Dollars and Sense of Making Nonprofits Responsive, Efficient and Rewarding For All, which received the 2005 McAdam Book Award for “Best Nonprofit Management Book” by the Alliance for Nonprofit Management.
In our inspiring conversation with Robert, we go through:
- How he went from owning a nightclub to volunteering
- What inspires him– from music to food
- Michelle Obama’s health campaign for children
- Moving his business to Los Angeles
- The power of food, and so much more!
Listen to this week’s TOP Talk for an eye-opening perspective on our food system!