Leading provider of kid-inspired, chef-crafted meals now serving over 225,000 meals weekly across New York and New Jersey
NEW YORK, March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Revolution Foods, leading provider of kid-inspired, chef-crafted meals serving schools and community sites nationwide, is celebrating a continued commitment to transforming citywide wellness throughout New York and New Jersey. The company, known for making nutritious, affordable meals accessible to at-risk communities, today announced it now delivers over 225,000 meals each week to students and families across 200 sites in Greater New York and New Jersey. Since 2010, Revolution Foods has sourced, designed, produced and delivered healthy, freshly prepared breakfasts, lunches, snacks, suppers and summer meals to school districts, charters schools and community centers, including Newark Public Schools, Achievement First Public Charter Schools in New York City and Food Bank of South Jersey, leading to positive system-wide change that not only supports the health of local area youth but also helps drive positive academic outcomes.
Among the significant company milestones reached include:
- Created over 150 new jobs in the Greater New York and New Jersey community
- Expanded its capacity to produce more than 225,000 meals per week and streamlined operations enabling a wider selection of fresh local and regional produce, high-quality proteins and rBST-free dairy products
- Hired regional product development chef, Dominick Hayman, MS, NDTR to create culturally and regionally relevant menus to deliver great-tasting meals that broaden students' palates – student favorites from the region include the chili citrus drumstick and rice, classic spaghetti and meatballs, and chicken teriyaki with brown rice
"It is an honor to work with an organization that truly shares our mission to enhance the lives of our students by helping them achieve greater academic outcomes and unlock their true potential," said Kendra Burton, manager of nutrition and enrichment at Newark Public Schools. "Our continued partnership with Revolution Foods has uniquely allowed us to equip our students, teachers and parents with the valuable tools and resources needed to continue positive nutrition education beyond the lunch line – the Newark Public Schools community members are grateful for its dedication to being a true force for good."
As a mission-driven company devoted to uplifting families and communities through nutritious and delicious foods, Revolution Foods focuses its efforts on building freshly-prepared, next-generation products that are trusted by parents, school and city leaders nationwide. For millions of Americans, access to healthy food is still a challenge. Many families rely on the National School Lunch Program to nourish their children and while more administrators are recognizing the importance of good nutrition in schools, nutrition standards vary from school to school and state to state. Revolution Foods believes and studies reveal that proper nutrition is a key ingredient to supporting the health of our youth, driving positive academic outcomes and empowering children to achieve their true potential.
"Our dedicated partnerships with schools and community sites throughout New York and New Jersey underscore our deep commitment to building lifelong healthy eaters by making chef-crafted, kid-inspired meals accessible to all," said Kristin Groos Richmond, CEO and co-founder of Revolution Foods. "At the core of these partnerships is a shared commitment to championing healthy family nutrition and citywide wellness. We believe that together we can uplift students, families and entire communities through our food and look forward to driving even more momentum in this region."
As the only school and community meals provider on a national level to utilize a clean-label supply chain, Revolution Foods creates healthy meals made from real food and carefully considered ingredients sourced from national and local vendors that are free of artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners. The company uniquely engages with students at every step of the product development process to ensure it creates nutritious food they will love. Revolution Foods currently designs, produces and delivers 2 million meals per week to 2,500 schools and community sites throughout the U.S, including New York, New Jersey, the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Austin, Los Angeles, Denver, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. For more information on Revolution Foods visit RevolutionFoods.com.
ABOUT REVOLUTION FOODS
Founded in 2006 by two moms on a mission to build lifelong healthy eaters, Revolution Foods set out to solve the problem of limited access to healthy meals for every child in America. The company's innovative approach began with serving freshly prepared, healthy meals to students in schools nationwide, and the company has now designed, produced and delivered over 320 million kid-inspired, chef-crafted meals to sites across 15 states, including childhood education centers, districts, charter schools, and community and afterschool youth programs. Revolution Foods aims to promote overall family wellness by equipping parents, teachers and students with valuable tools and resources to continue positive nutrition education beyond the lunch line. Together with best-in-class community partners such as FoodCorps and Share Our Strength, Revolution Foods brings nutrition curriculum, cooking classes, gardening lessons and other education events to students beyond the cafeteria. Revolution Foods is a certified B Corporation that aims to drive systems change—from policy and food systems evolution to driving positive student academic and health outcomes, the company is setting the standard for how businesses can build a brighter future for our nation's youth and families.
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