History and Founding Story
The concept of the Food for Good program stemmed
from recognizing a significant gap in the food service industry – the lack of a
bulk ordering system in multiple vendors in one single order that provided
personalized options to address every client’s specific needs. This gap particularly
affected schools, which struggled to provide food services to their students in
a manageable and efficient way, often leading to limited options and high
Teachers and administrative staff are overburdened
with the task of coordinating with multiple food providers, which significantly
impacts their ability to focus on their primary responsibilities of educating
students. Additionally, schools face difficulties in recruiting enough student
and parent volunteers to assist with the program, especially during the peak of
the COVID-19 pandemic, which added to the workload of the staff.
to this challenge, the Food for Good program was created to provide a
comprehensive food program that would alleviate the logistical challenges
schools face in providing food to students. The aim of the program was to
develop a solution that would not only make it easier for schools to provide
meals to students but also improve the quality of the food offered. The team
aimed to ensure that students had access to nutritious meals that would support
their growth and development.
The idea of
providing a platform for fast, touchless, hot lunch distribution of
individually labeled meals directly to students by classrooms was born. This
solution would streamline the process, and schools would no longer have to
manage different food contracts and logistics every single day.
September 2022, a proof-of-concept approach was utilized to test the
feasibility of a food order and delivery service through an E-commerce website,
Food for Good. Four schools participated in the pilot program, which grew to 13
participating schools. The team was able to prove the concept of the technology
and outline its processes. From the selection, labeling, packaging, and
delivery, the team made it easy for the partner food vendor to carry out their
business and meet the demands of the clients. The program was met with
enthusiasm and support from school administrators, parents, and students.
Through our grassroots approach, the importance of
cultural diversity and inclusion was recognized. Teachers and administrators
tended to rely on one or two vendors, resulting in a lack of diversity in the
menu, and we aim to change that. A real-life situation when the program rolled
out at one of our schools a young Indian boy who tried taco for the first time
and declared it his favorite food after asking about the origin of the food
fuelled our vision to promote cultural understanding and appreciation by
expanding our menu.
The goal of
the program was to provide schools with a food provider that could offer a
broader range of food options, including meals from different cultures, to
encourage cultural diversity and inclusion among students. The team behind the
Food for Good program believes that food has the power to bring people together
and foster a sense of community, and it wants to harness this power to create a
more inclusive environment for all students.
the program promoted community involvement and charity by donating a percentage
of each order to the participating school and local nutrition partners, supporting
initiatives that strive to elevate education and nutrition.
of the Food for Good program was not just the result of hard work and
dedication during tough times but also the passion and commitment to creating a
sustainable change that fully supports our children’s future. As a beacon of
innovative solutions and community collaboration, the program stands as a
testament to how determined individuals, combined with a shared vision, can
forge meaningful change and uplift the lives of students and the entire