About This Episode

Top Chef star and DC restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn and George Jones, CEO of Bread for the City, discuss strengthening public services in an effort to create jobs & feed families. In their respective roles as the head of one of the most successful safety nets for the poor people of DC and as the chairman of the DC Food Policy Council, George and Spike see how resourceful families struggle to feed, clothe, and shelter a family with three children for less than $18 per day.

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Spike Mendelsohn

Spike Mendelsohn

george jones

George Jones


Serves as CEO of Bread for the City, an organization that helps low income Washington, DC residents develop their power to determine the future of their own communities. Bread for the City provides food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty.