The Safe Parking Program received the $10,000 Verizon Green Award in the 2013 Social Innovation Challenge. The program is serving homeless individuals and families in multiple locations in the San Diego area.
2012 USD SIC Grand Prize winner, Teresa Smith, put her $10,000 award to use by buying her first Eat Better Today food truck! Eat Better Today provides convenient twice-daily healthy food delivery to low-income areas by accepting Cal-Fresh Benefits.
$30,000 in cash prizes were awarded to six USD social innovators in the 2012 challenge. Read about the winners and their social innovations from providing access to affordable, healthy food in San Diego to farming to end poverty in Africa.