Tonya Branaghan and Jody Hanson
Tonya Branaghan discovered the Eat for Equity model on the Thanksgiving Today Show segment in 2011. A light bulb went off! She asked her friend Jody Hanson to watch the segment online and the idea clicked for her too. Through their nonprofit organization, Friends Feed Friends, Jody and Tonya have been regularly serving a weekly, homemade dinner to people who are homeless for four years. Plus, they both like to cook and entertain. It seemed like a perfect fit! When they are not in the kitchen, they are both putting their efforts into starting a new business in usability research, providing lab space rental and participant recruitment.