Fuel for Growth.
Revolutionizing Nutrition for Kids and Communities
Here's some (good) food for thought: Starting from scratch in 2006, Revolution Foods has grown to now serve two million healthy meals per week in 1,000+ schools nationwide, with revenues exceeding $150 million in 2017.
"We began with a very strong vision to transform access to healthy, delicious, kid-inspired, chef-crafted meals," says Chairman and CEO Kristin Groos Richmond, one of the Oakland-based company's two "founding moms", along with Chief Impact Officer Kirsten Saenz Tobey. Their food philosophy is that nurturing bright minds starts with fueling active bodies.
Now the proof is in the pudding. New research from Nutrition Policy Institute and UC Berkeley concludes students at California public schools with a healthy lunch vendor score higher on achievement tests.
Helping to power this growing, venture capital-backed enterprise – now also expanding in grocery aisles – is Western Alliance's Bridge Bank. Says Revolution Foods CFO Kendall Baker: "The bank is an active participant in our growth. They helped make sure we had funding that worked on our way to expanding our revenues more than 20 percent this year."Watch the Video