Be Your Own Boss With The Leading Meal Packing Franchise
Couldn’t be Easier to be Your Own Boss with Meals of Hope
Are you looking to break away from your corporate job and control your own destiny by becoming your own boss? With huge territories and a simple but effective business model, realizing your dreams of small business ownership have never been easier with Meals of Hope. Founded in 2007 and incorporated in 2009 as a nonprofit to solve the hunger crisis and help those most vulnerable become food secure, Meals of Hope has hosted countless meal-packing events across the country. The meals packed are donated to, and then distributed by, the Feeding America network of food banks. In 2021, it became clear that the enormous demand for our services would be better expanded utilizing the franchise model, deepening our impact in local communities and helping entrepreneurs thrive in a business with unlimited personal and financial potential.
Meals of Hope has a business model that is truly easy and simple to operate. Franchise owners are tasked with building relationships with community groups – such as businesses, universities, churches, and charities – who want to sponsor meal packing events. Sponsors pay for the ingredients for the meals, secure a venue, and provide the volunteers to pack meals. Meals of Hope takes care of the rest, supplying all the ingredients, bags and boxes, plus equipment used to pack the meals. Local food banks ultimately distribute the packed meals. That’s it. For a franchise with a mission to solve the hunger crisis, it could not be more straightforward. As long as franchise owners are skilled at finding sponsors, and making sure events are fun and safe, they are sure to find incredible business growth.
“This is a business that’s all about building relationships,” Steve Popper, President and CEO, says. “Our franchise owners are going to be spending their time networking in their communities and forming relationships that are based on a shared commitment to give back. We’ve discovered that there’s no shortage of organizations, charities, businesses, houses of worship, and colleges and universities who want to host an event. When they hear the impact that one event can have, it becomes a commonsense decision to host it. The more events our franchise owners can organize, the more successful they become in business – and more importantly, the more people they’re able to help.”
Meal Packing Thrives On Repeat Customers
Meals of Hope makes it a high priority to deliver an amazing service and experience for sponsors, because we believe, once volunteer organizations see how easy and fun meal-packing events are, they are sure to become repeat customers.
It’s no secret that in business, retaining customers is by far the more profitable route than the more costly and time-intensive process of finding new customers. In a sense, we apply this same outlook for Meals of Hope meal-packing events. Once organizations such as schools and churches see how they can have a huge, positive impact, while at the same time connecting and bonding with each other during events, they are sure to come back for more. And, with so many businesses adopting a corporate social responsibility strategy, more and more companies are looking for ways to give back.
“There’s no shortage of organizations that want to help,” Popper says. “We’ve worked with every type of organization, and the results are always phenomenal. Everyone who participates leaves feeling great. From our franchise owners, to their sponsors, to the volunteers who show up, it’s a win-win-win for all involved.”
Volunteering Always In Demand
Indeed, there seems to be no shortage of people who want to give back to their community. According to the annual Volunteering and Civic Life in American research report, one in four Americans volunteer on a regular basis, logging an estimated 8 billion hours! One of the most common causes people show up for? Hunger and homelessness, which accounts for 15% of all volunteering in America.
“Service to others continues to be a priority for millions of Americans…(and they) are doing extraordinary things to improve lives and strengthen communities,” the report said. “As they serve others, volunteers help themselves by learning new skills, increasing job prospects, and even improving their health… That’s why all sectors of society, from nonprofits, to our government, to businesses, should redouble their efforts to promote greater connections among Americans. Our civic health is strongest when people trust and help their neighbors.”
Meals of Hope is With You Every Step of the Way
Meals of Hope makes running a franchise even easier by providing unparalleled training and support, as well as making it a priority to be with new franchisees every step of the way. Every franchise owner undergoes an extensive and comprehensive training program on every aspect of operations, including marketing, professional development, and ongoing mentoring/coaching. And, it is our promise to be with you not only at your first meal-packing event, but also any other event you need our services.
Meals of Hope’s training and support program also covers all the little things that are so important. We help you become the hunger expert in your community, teaching you the statistics and how to build relationships. And, any existing clients in your territory are passed to new franchise owners, as well as new leads, to make sure you are set on the right path. Anytime you need any support for anything, we’re here.
Own A Meals of Hope Franchise Today!
Meals of Hope offers a one-of-a-kind franchise opportunity that allows you to be your own boss with a business with high profit potential, while at the same time, making a difference in your community by serving those suffering from food insecurity. It’s truly a win-win investment opportunity for yourself and for your community. To learn more, visit our research pages or request more information here.