The Serving Food program transforms excess food into nutritious and gourmet meals for the hungry.
We believe access to nutritious and appetizing food is a basic human right that should not be influenced by socioeconomic status. This belief forms the foundation of 360 Eats’ Serving Food program and is what drives us to not only feed those who are food insecure but also to empower these communities with an availability to wholesome food and nutritional education.
Our Serving Food program partners with a network of professional chefs, volunteers, fellow nonprofits, and restaurants to give surplus food new life in the form of lavish and hearty meals for those less fortunate.
Serving Food is a non-discriminatory program that provides a free service to all people, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status.
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HOW IT WORKS
1. Receiving Food
Donated food is received and transported to our fully licensed and equipped commissary kitchen, where it will be stored and prepared by our ServSafe certified chefs and volunteers in adherence to the Florida Department of Health’s Food Hygiene guidelines.
2. Meal Prep
Our chefs are the magic behind our meals. Using their professional knowledge and skills, excess food is transformed into nutritious gourmet meals. Relying mostly on donated food adds an element of surprise to the process and is what allows the Serving Food program to maintain a fresh and exciting menu.
3. Serving Food
Our Serving Food program relies on partnerships with local businesses, other nonprofits, and community centers, who provide a space for our service. Serving Food can function indoors or outdoors, and take-out is available. Date and time slots are arranged with our partners to ensure all community members are present to receive a meal.
To further expand outreach, raise awareness, and increase community support, Serving Food operates at various commercial markets and events. Attendees ‘pay-what-you-feel’ for their meal, with all funds going back into the Serving Food program. There are no requirements to contribute, as we are a nonprofit that stands to create an ecosystem that values people over profit.