We are working to create a new food system solution, committed to equity and grounded in the following principles:
Produce should be accessible to all, regardless of income.
Produce should be available for pick-up close to home, not only across town.
Produce should be available to access consistently and on your own time.
Food system solutions should be designed by the community, prioritizing cultural connection.
Built to Last.
Food system solutions should be financially sustainable and committed to longevity.
We came together while in business school over a shared interest in making communities stronger and more resilient. As we learned more about the challenges many lower income communities faced in the Greater Boston area, we came to see that food and nutrition insecurity were not only near the top of the list, but also influenced many of the other pressing challenges and disparities ranging from healthcare and education outcomes to racial inequality and affordable housing. In talking with lower income individuals in the greater Boston area we learned that most want to eat healthy food but struggle to do so for a variety of reasons, namely price, proximity, and availability. We wanted to create a solution that could address these issues and be built with sustainability and community needs and preferences as the top priorities. This led us down the path of building Snappea and we haven't looked back since.
Learn more about the problems we're trying to address and the role we believe Snappea can play in doing so:
Over the last year, our team has conducted a deep dive into the state of healthy food access in Boston and developed a proposal to fill the gaps
Click below to download our full research report and solution proposal