Life is too short to not make an impact.
I have held this belief for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I became obsessed with the idea of making the world a better place. I remember hearing about the stories of Ben & Jerry’s, Greyston Bakery, and other models of social entrepreneurship and falling in love with the concept: business is the most powerful tool on the planet to create positive social change.
In my early teens, I envisioned myself being a social entrepreneur and began working towards that goal every day. What I didn’t imagine is where that journey would take me and what aspect of it I would love the most.
The past four years have been the best of my life. I have the best job on the planet – doing work I love, with people I love, while making a difference in our food system. To date, we’ve reduced over 8 million pounds of produce from going to waste and donated and subsidized over 750,000 pounds. Our team is three times the size is was last year, and we expect to double our current size by this time next year. So as I use our fourth anniversary as an opportunity to look back and reflect on what we’ve accomplished and what we still want to do, one thing remains constant – the value that our customers bring to everything we do.
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