Good Apple makes a great present! Click here to give the gift of Good Apple.Click here to give the gift of Good Apple.

Press Release: Good Apple Launches Stay Home, Stay Healthy

March 30, 2020

Good Apple launches free food assistance campaign with Hope Food Pantry and Austin Transportation Department to bring fresh produce and pantry stables to the doors of Travis County’s elderly and immunocompromised during the COVID-19 crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Austin Farm-to-Table Startup Partners with City Government and Local Central Texas Food Pantry to Combat Coronavirus Food Insecurity for Austin’s At-Risk

Good Apple launches free food assistance campaign with Hope Food Pantry and Austin Transportation Department to bring fresh produce and pantry stables to the doors of Travis County’s elderly and immunocompromised during the COVID-19 crisis

Austin, TX (March 30, 2020) – Good Apple, a one-for-one produce delivery service, this week launched its Stay Home, Stay Healthy food assistance program in conjunction with Hope Food Pantry and the Austin Transportation Department. The program expands on Good Apple’s work to curb food insecurity via its buy-one, give-one delivery model and will provide fresh produce and other grocery staples at no cost to more than 2,000 at-risk elderly and immunocompromised Travis County citizens. 

“Our community is facing a historic public health challenge,” said Zack Timmons, Good Apple’s CEO. “Between combating shortages and closures, many of Austin’s most vulnerable are finding it challenging to stay home and stay healthy. We are thrilled to be partnering with Hope Food Pantry and the Austin Transportation Department to help bridge this gap.”

For Austinites with compromised immune systems or those with vulnerable loved ones, precautions being taken in the face of the coronavirus are serious - often limiting access to crowded grocery stores, markets, and food pantries. Through Good Apple’s new home delivery program, these families are able to access fresh produce and pantry staples with significantly less risk.

Good Apple’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy campaign will provide more than 60,000 pounds of organic, local produce, along with key pantry staples. Each week, participating elderly and immunocompromised citizens will receive a “no-contact” delivery containing approximately 30 pounds of food - enough for a full week of meals: seven breakfasts, seven lunches, and seven dinners – without requiring a trip the grocery store or pantry.

Each delivery, developed in conjunction with a local University of Texas nutritionist, will include a combination of fresh fruits and vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, beets, and oranges, as well as typical grocery staples including milk, bread, cereal, and other non-perishables. The contents of each box are sourced locally within Austin from local farm and food pantry partners, including Johnson’s Backyard Garden, Gundermann Acres, G&S Groves, and Hope Food Pantry.

“Each one of these boxes is going to a deserving home and I couldn’t be more grateful,” said Gabriel Breternitz, Chief Operating Officer for Good Apple. “We are so incredibly proud to be partnering with Hope Food Pantry and the Austin Transportation Department to ensure our neighbors have safe access to healthy food.”

If you or someone you know is in Austin, 55+ or immunocompromised, and in need of assistance, please sign up for the free Stay Home, Stay Healthy campaign at https://goodapplefoods.com/covid-19.

 

About Good Apple:
Good Apple, LLC is an Austin-based produce delivery service on a mission to end food insecurity and food waste. Founded in 2019, Good Apple offers subscribers weekly, curated boxes of fresh, organic, local produce. For every box sold, Good Apple delivers an additional box of fresh food and pantry staples to a family facing food insecurity. For more information on Good Apple, visit goodapplefoods.com

About Hope Food Pantry Austin:
Hope Food Pantry is a local Austin food pantry with a mission to help alleviate hunger in the community. Founded in 2000, Hope Food Pantry has served over 150,000 Austinites, and serves approximately 1,400 Travis County citizens monthly. For more information on Hope Food Pantry Austin, visit http://hopefoodpantryaustin.org/

About Austin Transportation Department:
The Austin Transportation Department (ATD) is a department of the City of Austin responsible for a variety of transportation, mobility, and safety functions throughout the community. ATD works with all modes of transportation and many Austin-area partners and agencies to deploy an all-ages and abilities network. To learn more about the ATD, visit https://austintexas.gov/department/transportation

Media Contact:
Cory Wynn
cory@goodapplefoods.com
310-736-5082