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This company is named Meals4Less, and it is an online food service company aimed to help solve certain food security issues during this pandemic. During these trying times, restaurants, food service organizations, and regular consumers have different issues related to food and grocery security during the COVID-19 pandemic. These problems range from the closing of restaurants, fewer options for meals, and an increase of food waste through to lower demands of food items. Meals4Less is designed to help counter these current food issues by offering online purchases from different sources and businesses. We will offer meals, food items, and groceries to restaurants, organizers, food banks, consumers, and other groups in need of food items. In addition, Meals4Less will seek and work with farmers and local food producers/distributors to set up contacts to purchase and sell their food products on our website. We would take care of delivery and such matters online. To limit food waste as distributors of food items, we would work with restaurants, food banks, organizers, and other groups to distribute certain food items to people in need.

The pandemic has ruptured much of the foodservice industry, and consumers and businesses are looking for solutions to help improve their food security. As such, the issue of food security will remain a current issue for many people and businesses. For the structure of this business, certain people will fulfill certain roles at this present time.

This company is named Meals4Less, and it is an online food service company aimed to help solve certain food security issues during this pandemic. During these trying times, restaurants, food service organizations, and regular consumers have different issues related to food and grocery security during the COVID-19 pandemic. These problems range from the closing of restaurants, fewer options for meals, and an increase of food waste through to lower demands of food items. Meals4Less is designed to help counter these current food issues by offering online purchases from different sources and businesses. We will offer meals, food items, and groceries to restaurants, organizers, food banks, consumers, and other groups in need of food items. In addition, Meals4Less will seek and work with farmers and local food producers/distributors to set up contacts to purchase and sell their food products on our website. We would take care of delivery and such matters online. To limit food waste as distributors of food items, we would work with restaurants, food banks, organizers, and other groups to distribute certain food items to people in need.

The pandemic has ruptured much of the foodservice industry, and consumers and businesses are looking for solutions to help improve their food security. As such, the issue of food security will remain a current issue for many people and businesses. For the structure of this business, certain people will fulfill certain roles at this present time.

Meals4Less Mission Statement-

Providing meals and groceries for those in need. Goals Philosophy to help those in need with our services.

Target Market

Restaurant owners/managers - people w/ purchasing power for restaurants. General grocers for restaurants. food service organizers - Food Bank organizers general consumers - Individuals, Families, church. government agencies: Social Service heads/employees. Competition FoodService/Bulk Food Warehouse stores - ex: Smart, Costco, Restaurant Depot, Whole Foods Convenient location and services for businesses/consumers, bulk items sales can cut into initial sales and have current customer markets in the local area

General Food Markets - some have contracts with local restaurants. Can provide wholesale prices for both restaurants and consumers.

Products or Services

Meals4Less will be selling two main types of products: meals and groceries. Prepared meals will be offered on the website at different levels of pricing. Purchasing meals online for consumers will range from $10 a simple meal up to $50 for family meals and bulk items. These meals will come in a variety of different cuisines, styles, and food items. These meals would be sourced from different restaurants and food businesses in order to reduce cost and complex processing. Once Meals4Less is up and running at normal operating levels, special discounts and offers can be applied to entice new and returning customers. We hope these meal products will appeal to consumers looking for new dishes and fulfilling meals to help counter the rut during this pandemic; that we, Meals4Less, would be providing a service to entice new and returning customers.

As for groceries, these items will be more appealing to restaurants and other foodservice organizations/businesses. These items will be delivered in specialized boxes similar to warehouse storage boxes. Boxes of different fruits, vegetables, grains, spices, and other specialized food items will be priced at different levels depending on their conduct. Pricing will range from $20 for low weight items to up to $100 for larger packages.

All of these items purchased online will be delivered through contactor drivers such as UberEats/Doordash that will deliver meals to consumers and businesses.

Food Donation Plan

To help eliminate food waste and wasted inventory, we can offer donation services for specific food items in danger of being left to waste. For people with little to no income, certain dates will be marked on the store’s calendar offering several food items products at no cost for certain groups of people such as the homeless and those with special needs such as physical or mental ailments. Such events will be advertised on the website and in local flyers and advertisements to help those in need of such services. Items would be marked and be placed outside the warehouse to be picked up or delivered to certain locations for efficient use of such products. By offering such services, Meals4Less makes ourselves distinct in the current market competition.

Team Members Sally Jain -

How I built it

HTML5, CSS, Java Script

Challenges I ran into

We wanted to make a business plan as well as a demo by building our web site- Proper planning to do both of them in a short time was a challenge.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Meals4Less we will be helping small businesses for meals and groceries. We are proud of building our product

What I learned

We learned how to make a good business plan.

What's next for Meals4Less 

We wanted to do develop a marketing plan for our business using a drone.

Note- Please find a detailed Meals4Less business plan with the attached link

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