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COVID-19 Relief

Since COVID-19 hitting in rapid form and the issuance of shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders, our team at Off the Grid adapted our services and repurposed our assets to support the community. We provided close to a million of meals and groceries to low-income families and at-risk seniors and those on the front lines such as hospital and grocery store employees.

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Natural Disasters

August of 2020, California experienced its worst wildfire season on record with over 4 million acres burned. Our experience in emergency food relief enabled us quickly deploy over 50,869 meals to those impacted by these devastating fires.

Our experience in providing emergency food relief over the past 3 years to impacted individuals dates back. We’re committed to helping local communities and food insecure individuals in the wake of all types of natural disasters.

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Supporting the Community

We’re committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for all members of our community. We have committed to driving over $4 million dollars back to black-owned businesses in 2021, a 700% increase from our achieved 2020 goal. 

We’re looking for new opportunities to support these efforts with other black, women, veterans, and disabled owned businesses. Contact us to learn about how you can get involved.

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HOW IT WORKS

Off The Grid’s feeding programs are custom designed for each agency or organization. We carefully consider and assess the need, budget, and demographics of the affected population(s) to craft a plan that best suits your community’s unique needs. Here’s a quick look at our process.

Assess

Design

Deploy

ONE-STOP SHOP –  Your account manager serves as a single point of contact for planning, execution, operations, and support. Programs are designed to be turnkey and flexible saving you time and resources.

VARIETY – Off the Grid’s feeding programs give you access to local restaurants and food businesses. Restaurants are curated and rotated for your program to meet the community’s needs.

TRANSPARENCY – Gain valuable insights and metrics for the program, demographic information, and logistics to ensure optimal performance.

COMFORT & DELIGHT – We humanize the food experience for individuals in need by curating nutritious meals that provide comfort and delight from local and familiar food businesses.

COVID-19 FOOD RELIEF

Our passion at Off the Grid revolves around supporting local food communities. When COVID-19 hit in 2020, our approach to lifting up these communities and creating special events around diverse food experiences had to adapt. The need to support families and first responders became clear and more urgent than ever. We pivoted our services and repurposed our assets to support at-risk communities—partnering with several local and national non-profit organizations to magnify our efforts and ensure the largest possible impact.

Why Off the Grid?

We focus on providing impacted individuals with healthy, diverse and delicious meals from local restaurants that have also faced economic hardships from natural disasters and the prolonged pandemic. With this singular focus, we can execute a proven, flexible, and turnkey feeding program that drives the most impact—from struggling restaurants to struggling individuals. 

Community Equity

Our feeding programs take into consideration dietary constraints and cultural preferences in a way that customizes food assistance. We believe that everyone should have access to meals they would typically consume. That means ensuring meals are culturally relevant, meet dietary and allergen requirements and are sourced from a familiar local restaurant. 

Local, Diverse Impact Commitment

We are deeply committed to our communities and continuously work to see them thrive. We are hyper-focused on partnering with small, local, and diverse restaurants and food vendors that are in near proximity to the agencies that we partner with. The goal is simple: put money back into the local economy.

Program Flexibility and Turnkey

The need to provide meals is the common denominator in all our programs, but the macro needs of the program are different. We create a service timeline and a plan for execution that best suits the agency’s and community’s needs. We build the infrastructure to provide the whole gamut of services—including program design, program marketing, and awareness, program intake, restaurant, and menu curation, delivery logistics, phone customer support, financial tracking, reporting, and program analytics.

FOOD PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Large-scale food programs and logistics can be complicated. We aim to design and optimize programs with flexibility by adding or removing the different components as easily as building blocks.

PROGRAM DESIGN

Off the Grid’s feeding programs are custom designed for each agency or organization. We carefully consider and assess the need, budget, and demographics of the affected populations and craft a plan that best suits that unique community’s needs. 

Program Marketing

Need help amplifying your food program? Off the Grid can help support with program marketing to drive the most awareness and sign-ups. Our communications strategy leverages both online and offline tactics translated into multiple languages to each the most amount of qualified individuals as possible.

ORDER MANAGEMENT

Effective and clear communication is the crucial element to managing a successful food relief program. We capture participant’s food preferences and dietary needs to ensure we route the orders to the restaurant providers that are able to deliver meals that are nourishing and culturally relevant.

PROGRAM REPORTING & INTELLIGENCE

Off the Grid is a longstanding, diversified and sustainable business, with experience in running and operating multiple feeding programs. As a result, we are able to provide our vendors and subcontractors up to 30 operational days of working capital in order to start-up and operate programs. We are committed to paying our vendors and subcontractors within 14 days to support and stimulate small businesses in local communities. 

CONTRACTING & BILLING

Off the Grid is a longstanding, diversified and sustainable business, with experience in running and operating multiple community feeding programs across the Bay Area. As a result, we are typically able to provide up to 30 operational days of working capital in order to start-up and operate programs. We are committed to paying our 3rd party food Creators quickly to support and stimulate small businesses in local communities. 

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