Much of what we do is only possible because of the partnerships we have with organizations in our community.
Recently, the St. Louis Area Foodbank had a great opportunity to partner with fit-flavors, a company that sells healthy, prepared meals.
As the food market evolves, prepared meals are becoming more and more common. Fit-flavors is a product of that evolution and seeks to provide nutritious, portion-controlled meals for people on the go who are trying to eat right. Likewise, the Foodbank has taken the appropriate steps to accept and distribute prepared food donations. By working together, both organizations can do more to serve more people in the community.
Owner and founder, Jillian Tedesco, answered a few questions about her company and its partnership with the Foodbank.
Why did you decide to partner with the food bank?
“Honestly, because I want to help people. I feel like God has blessed me with the success of fit-flavors and such a good team so that I can do things like this, such as feed others.“
What other charities has fit-flavors supported?
“We’ve been involved with Cardinal Glennon, Treehouse, Easter Seals Midwest and a homeless shelter in St. Charles.“
Where was all this food going before your partnered with the food bank?
“Some meals we allowed employees to take home but now that we donate to the food bank, we actually cook in abundance 4 days before so that we are able to donate more meals while making sure that the donations are still fresh. We also pull from our coolers a day early so that we are able to make a larger donation.“
It’s been about a month and a half since you’ve partnered with the food bank. How are you feeling about everything?
“I’m feeling great about all of it and as we continue to grow and open more locations we will only have more food to donate.“
By partnering with this non-profit organization what kind of example do you think you are setting for your team?
“I think that by having the whole team involved, from staff cooking and packaging the meals,then the front of house staff who counts inventory and pulls the meals that will go to the food bank, the whole team is involved with the process and everyone is happy to be a part of it in some way. People helping people.“
We are very happy to work with fit-flavors and their team!