Our team of chefs transform recovered (a.k.a. "rescued") foods into hearty and nutritious prepared meals that are then distributed to a network of nonprofit partners serving the hungry in the Miami Valley—free of charge. This program is our core focus and we currently distribute an average of ~4,000 meals per week to 50 partners per month.
These meals play a critical role in the full spectrum of services that help the underserved people in our communities. By providing our network of partner organizations with free meals, we bolster their food inventory and free up resources for their other programs, such as providing shelter, healthcare services, addiction recovery programs, and other assistance.
Our model aims to reduce food waste in the supply chain and also in our own facility. The majority of our meal ingredients are donated foods, recovered from our wonderful food recovery partners.
MVM partners with organizations like Goodwill Easterseals, URS Dayton, and Sinclair College to employ seniors, adults with disabilities, and interns at our kitchen. Participants of these programs learn valuable job skills and provide significant support to our culinary team. Learn more.