Gabrielle Emanuel and Michael Solis recently spent time with Muhammad Abdul-Karim as he made his rounds of food pickups and deliveries as a driver for the food nonprofit DC Central Kitchen. Unlike many food organizations, DC Central Kitchen makes a point of working with at-risk individuals and people who have spent time in prison—and Muhammad is one of them. Here, he describes his work and tells his story.

To read the co-authors' article about spending time with Muhammad—"Driving on the Right Side: From Prison to DC Central Kitchen"—click here.