Sometimes the smallest actions can lead to monumental changes. How a simple act of helping a restaurant deliver lunches turned into an unexpected journey of entrepreneurship and lessons learned.
In 2006 Kiddos founder, Michelle Moses was facing a series of life-altering challenges. After enduring a battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma and facing divorce, she had a pressing need to support herself after being a stay at home mom for 14 years. It was then a straightforward but meaningful opportunity came her way: delivering lunches for a local restaurant to her daughter's school. For Michelle, this wasn't just a job—it was a lifeline during a critical time.
Michelle soon noticed the school principal was stretched thin, managing lunch orders, payments, and deliveries on her own. Seeing a chance to contribute more, Michelle stepped in. She became the coordinator, the bridge between restaurants and schools, and in doing so, her event planning background and fine tuned organizational skills kicked in.
This simple act of assistance escalated into something much greater when a local park district camp came knocking. They were looking for a dependable restaurant-based lunch program and delivery service, a niche that was unfulfilled in 2008. Embracing the challenge, Michelle was instrumental in building this new platform, eventually culminating in the creation of Kiddos, the first restaurant-based school and camp lunch management company.
The road wasn't always smooth; there have been challenges and setbacks. But each one taught Michelle and her team valuable lessons, driving them to innovate, improve and fine-tune their services.
At its core, Kiddos remains committed to Michelle's original vision: ensuring we strike the delicate balance of meeting the unique needs of each of Kiddos four core audiences—kids, parents, schools, and restaurants and ensure every interaction leaves a positive impact.
Today, Kiddos delivers thousands of lunches to schools nationwide. Through this journey, we've realized even the smallest tasks can lead to unexpected opportunities. And when you can’t see the path in front of you, there is always a way forward.
If you’re in search of a lunch program that prioritizes exceptional service and meeting the diverse needs of your families and school, we'd love to hear from you!
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