As Congress extends pandemic school lunch waivers and more states pass or consider universal meal laws, Revolution Foods is increasing by 50% to ensure that all children, seniors and communities can access healthy and fresh food.
OAKLAND, CA., July 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Revolution Foods, a public benefit company and B-Corporation committed to serving fresh, healthy, delicious and accessible meals to everyone, today announced the acquisition of Better 4 You Meals (B4YM), the main provider of school and senior services providing fresh meals and selling them to citizens in California and Nevada. The acquisition of B4YM will allow Revolution Foods to increase its production and community impact by approximately 50%.
“We wake up each day focused on how we personally nurture students and families in the communities in which we live and operate,” said Dominique Engels, CEO of Revolution Food. “Combining our efforts with B4YM will allow us to better deliver on the promise of California new universal meal program and the growing number of programs and initiatives to address food insecurity across the country. »
Food insecurity now affects more than 40 million Americans, including 22 million school-age children who depend on schools for their meals. Despite the extension of federal waivers following the long-awaited and recent signing of the Keep Kids Fed Act As of late June, community organizations and schools continue to struggle to meet demand amid continued supply chain pressures for labour, raw materials and logistics.
Founded in 2006 with a commitment to providing healthy meals for everyone, Revolution Foods has delivered more than 800 million fresh meals that meet or exceed federal standards for nutrition and ingredients. Made locally now with over 1,200 employees in Oakland, Vegas, Los Angeles, denver, Boston, New Jerseyand washington d.c., Revolution Foods and B4YM now reach more than 6,800 schools, community organizations and seniors nationwide. The acquisition of B4YM strengthens the impact and reach of Revolution Foods specifically in California and Nevada.
“Since day one, we have admired the work of Revolution Foods here at California and nationwide,” said Fernando Castillo, CEO of B4YM. “As a public benefit corporation with an ongoing commitment to the communities we serve, I know that the combination of our philosophies and our food can have an even deeper impact on providing healthier alternatives to food insecurity.”
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Founded in 2006, Revolution Foods is a B-Corporation and public benefit corporation committed to serving fresh, healthy, delicious, affordable and culturally diverse meals accessible to K12 students and other disadvantaged consumer segments. food insecurity in the community through a network of 9 locations, supported by over 1,200 team members. In 2021, the company was recognized as one of the fast business “The World’s Most Innovative Companies 2021” and has consistently been named one of the fastest growing inner city job creators in the United States. July 2022B Lab has recognized Revolution Foods as “2022 Best for the World Company” for its outstanding impact with our customers on transforming wellness citywide.
SOURCE Food Revolution