Team EasyMeals

Chapel Hill, NC, USA

  • Business / Social Enterprise
  • Hunger / Obesity
  • North America

Our Team

The specific problem EasyMeals is trying to address / Published September 24, 2014 by Danny Hogenkamp

The specific problem EasyMeals is trying to address

An estimated 25 percent of the world’s food calories and up to 50 percent of total food weight are lost or wasted before they can be consumed. In rich countries most of that waste occurs in homes, restaurants, or supermarkets.

EasyMeals is really looking to solve food waste problems in developed democracies that have laws surrounding food donations from grocery stores or in nations that would be open to such laws.

Although this may seem like a very specific aspect of the problem, even in just one country, America, 141 trillion calories a year are wasted. Just by reducing American food waste, enough calories for 200 million people a year could be saved.

Opening Discussions / Published September 24, 2014 by Danny Hogenkamp

Opening Discussions

We hammered out the exact ByLaws and guiding principles of our organization. We then finished applying for incorporation status in North Carolina. We started discussing the steps necessary to build a website. We also finalized the logo.

Logo-- EasyMeals / Published September 24, 2014 by Danny Hogenkamp

Logo-- EasyMeals

Our Mission

EasyMeals seeks to solicit expiring foods from grocery stores and to turn them into individually packaged meals resembling EasyMac. We want our EasyMeals to share EasyMac's convenience and price point. However, EasyMeals will be nutritious and wholesome. Moreover, EasyMeals will be specifically marketed to food desserts and children.

Our Background

We are undergraduate students at the University of North Carolina, determined to turn our unique idea into real-world social change. We come from all over the country and each have a unique academic discipline-- Arabic, Biology, Economics, and Statistics to name a few. Although diverse in backgrounds and thought, past experiences have instilled in all of us a desire to end meal insecurity for American children.

The specific problem EasyMeals is trying to address / Published September 24, 2014 by Danny Hogenkamp

The specific problem EasyMeals is trying to address

An estimated 25 percent of the world’s food calories and up to 50 percent of total food weight are lost or wasted before they can be consumed. In rich countries most of that waste occurs in homes, restaurants, or supermarkets.

EasyMeals is really looking to solve food waste problems in developed democracies that have laws surrounding food donations from grocery stores or in nations that would be open to such laws.

Although this may seem like a very specific aspect of the problem, even in just one country, America, 141 trillion calories a year are wasted. Just by reducing American food waste, enough calories for 200 million people a year could be saved.

Opening Discussions / Published September 24, 2014 by Danny Hogenkamp

Opening Discussions

We hammered out the exact ByLaws and guiding principles of our organization. We then finished applying for incorporation status in North Carolina. We started discussing the steps necessary to build a website. We also finalized the logo.

Logo-- EasyMeals / Published September 24, 2014 by Danny Hogenkamp

Logo-- EasyMeals

Our Team

Our Mission

EasyMeals seeks to solicit expiring foods from grocery stores and to turn them into individually packaged meals resembling EasyMac. We want our EasyMeals to share EasyMac's convenience and ...Read More

Our Background

We are undergraduate students at the University of North Carolina, determined to turn our unique idea into real-world social change. We come from all over the country and ...Read More

The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.