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Meals of Hope

Meals of Hope is quickly expanding across the U.S., as entrepreneurs realize this is an incredibly unique business model that gives back to communities while providing a lucrative career for franchisees.

Meals of Hope Franchise

Own a lucrative business that combats America's hunger crisis.

Over 38 million people are going hungry in America right now. Meals of Hope, a first-to-market, community-based franchise, exists to combat the hunger issue that too many Americans face. Founded in 2007, Meals of Hope has spent the last 15 years proving that you can grow a business that gives back, and has donated millions of meals to people in need. Now, Meals of Hope is franchising for the first time, and we're actively seeking entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in the lives of others while making a great living for themselves.

How Does Our Business Model Work?

Meals of Hope is an incredibly unique business model because our parent company is a certified nonprofit that is focused on solving the hunger crisis and helping communities become food secure. As a franchise system, our mission is to support our franchise owners as they grow businesses that seek to end hunger in their communities.

This is why our business model is as straightforward as it gets. Meals of Hope franchise owners spend their time building relationships with organizations, such as charities, businesses, universities, and houses of worship to sponsor meal packing events. The sponsors of the event supply the venue, provide the volunteers, and the site to hold the event, to ensure that the event is successful. The parent company of Meals of Hope supplies the ingredients to be packed for each event  and once the event is over, the food is picked up by the local food bank.

All our franchise owners have to do is find a sponsor for every event, and ensure that the events are fun, safe, and memorable experiences for all involved. Meals of Hope franchise owners get paid a percentage for every meal that is packed at their events, and our events can pack anywhere from 10,000 meals to over 1 million.

This is a business that's all about building relationships, Steve says. Our franchise owners are going to be spending their time networking in their communities and forming relationships that are based on a shared commitment to give back. We've discovered that there's no shortage of organizations, charities, businesses, houses of worship, and colleges and universities who want to host an event. When they hear the impact that one event can have, it becomes a common sense decision to host it. The more events our franchise owners can organize, the more successful they become in business  and more importantly, the more people they're able to help.


While Meals of Hope is new to franchising, we're not new to business. In fact, we've spent the last 15 years building a model that is scalable and capable of meeting a tremendous need. As a franchise opportunity, Meals of Hope is focused on helping our franchise owners run profitable businesses that make a big impact.

We've Packed Over 80 MILLION MEALS!

The turnout was incredible, and I thought, let's see if we can pack a million meals in a year Steve says. It took us less than a year to reach that goal. I decided to keep going and to really focus on meeting the need in my local community of Southwest Florida. Meals of Hope was becoming so successful that in 2012 I sold my partnership share of the lumber business to pursue this full time. Since then, we've done remarkable things. We've packed over 80 million meals. We've started 15 food pantries that feed over 10,000 people a week (about 4,000 families). And now, we decided that the best way to expand our ability to fight the hunger crisis is to franchise our model and expand across the country. We're so excited to be in a position to help entrepreneurs own businesses that have tremendous profit-potential while also making such a tremendous difference in people's lives.

We Only Have 64 Territories Available

Meals of Hope isn't in business to sell hundreds of franchise locations. We're in business to send millions of meals to the people who need them most every year. We're in business to end hunger, plain and simple.

Because of this, we've decided that in order for our franchise owners to have the strongest growth potential and ability to forge the relationships necessary to put on dozens of events every year, our territories need to be large, protected and exclusive.

This is why we only have 64 territories available across the country. Our territories consist of about four million people, and cover large geographic areas. In some cases, territories are entire states, and in others, territories are determined by population density and geographical area.

Ready to own a Meals of Hope Franchise?

If you're ready to learn more about how you can make a living while making a difference in your community, fill out the Request Information form and start a conversation with one of our representatives. We look forward to speaking with you!

Steve Popper, CEO/Founder of Meals of Hope talks about the making money while combating hunger across America.Steve Popper, CEO/Founder of Meals of Hope talks about the making money while combating hunger across America.
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