From the inception of Kiddos, we've championed a term close to our heart: 'Local and Sustainable'. While the world typically associates this phrase with farm-to-table produce, we saw it differently. To us, it was about embracing the heart of our communities - the local restaurants we partner with for our school lunch delivery service.
Then came the pandemic, a tumultuous period that tested our beliefs, values, and adaptability. As we saw our cherished community restaurants bearing the brunt of the crisis, our conviction in the concept of 'Local and Sustainable' grew even stronger. It was no longer just a tagline but a mission, a calling, and an undeniable truth.
Through our partnerships, we aimed to weave a safety net for these restaurants, offering them a consistent avenue to reach communities. The result? Schools enjoyed high-quality school meal delivery, tons of daily choices, delicious meals, and restaurants found hope, resilience, and a path to recovery.
We believe restaurant food is wholesome food for schools and both delicious and nutritious, dispelling the common myth that it's unsuitable for hot lunch service for schools. And in our journey, we've witnessed the immense talent, dedication, and commitment of local chefs, line cooks and restaurateurs who, despite the challenges, continued to whip up dishes that were wholesome, flavorful, and filled with love.
Seeing the term 'Local and Sustainable' echoed elsewhere in the restaurant-based lunch service arena, it made us smile. It was not only heartwarming and flattering that others picked up on the term we adapted to our industry, but a testament to the importance and relevance of community-based sustainability.
Today, with every Kiddos meal served, we reaffirm our commitment to this vision. 'Local and Sustainable' isn't just about where the food comes from but who prepares it, serving as a beacon of resilience, collaboration, and community spirit.
Thank you for standing with us in this belief and for redefining 'Local and Sustainable'. Together, we are crafting a future that's delicious, nutritious, and community-driven.