Rose McGee, shared her story of Sweet Potato Comfort Pie, and her calling by God to “do something” in response to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson back in 2014. Her response was to bake and deliver sweet potato pies to the community, bringing comfort in the midst of a difficult situation. Since then, Rose has baked thousands of pies, using them as a catalyst for caring and building community. Through annual events and intentional story-circle conversations, Rose has created a recipe for change to advance racial justice and equity, heal damage caused by race-based trauma and elevate marginalized voices and experiences. 

The challenge? The national media recognition and desire to create a national network of volunteers is outpacing her current model and capacity. How does she scale while maintaining the core of who she is?