September is Hunger Action Month™, Feeding America®’s month-long campaign to raise hunger awareness nationwide. As part of our partnership with Feeding America, we’re helping to Feed It Forward on behalf of our customers by donating a meal* for every meal ordered this September.
WHAT EXACTLY IS FEEDING AMERICA?
The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization and has a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 meal programs in the US. September 13 is Hunger Action Day, where efforts across the country are focused for greater impact.
At Freshly, we’re passionate about changing the food industry by pioneering a new way to think about fresh-food access and how we eat as a country. We believe everyone should have access to fresh, nutritious food, and that mission includes helping those who need it. That’s why our partnership with Feeding America is really important to us—it accelerates our ability to make a difference and expands our mission through their network of food banks and food programs.
Nearly 40% of food goes to waste and ends up in U.S. landfills every year. 41 million people in the U.S. experience hunger, including 13 million kids. How do we make sure the food that won’t be used goes to people who need it?
Being a food company that turns raw ingredients into single-portion meals delivered directly to consumers, reducing food waste on a large scale is important to us. For food that’s already in our kitchen and can’t be used, we’ve worked with Feeding America and local food banks to donate raw ingredients and meals to get our waste as close to zero as possible.
Since partnering with Feeding America and local food banks near our Arizona kitchen in 2016, Freshly has donated 300,000 pounds of food including fresh produce and meals.
We’re so grateful that our customers have supported us in furthering our mission. Your meals are helping in the fight against hunger this September. So thank you.
*From 9/1/18 through 9/30/18, Freshly will donate the equivalent of one meal ($0.10) to Feeding America® for each meal purchased as part of a customer’s order. Freshly guarantees a minimum donation of $10,000 and maximum donation of $45,000. $1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks.