At BOGARD, which stands for Buying One Gives Another Rare Dish, for every meal purchased another meal will be provided for a person in need through a strategic partnership with the Mid-South Food Bank.
“It’s an idea that I’ve been formalizing for the past four years,” said Bogard, founder and philanthropist behind SoGiv, a nonprofit shoe design company. The nonprofit donates 100 percent of its proceeds to more than 20 charitable foundations. “I had the vision just not all the right pieces four years ago.”
Two percent of all food sales will be donated to the food bank for providing meals, and 2 percent of all bar sales will go to providing clean drinking water to people through the food bank.
“A little bit of financial help goes a really long way with the food bank,” said Andrew Bell, communications manager with the Mid-South Food Bank. “We can generate three meals every time someone donates $1. Almost equally important to the financial contribution is the exposure for the food bank in the Overton Square area.”