|SEASON 7 EPISODE 13|
|Pitch||Farm to door imperfect produce delivery service on a mission to reduce food waste|
|Asked For||$50,000 for 5%|
|Deal||$100,000 for 10%|
What is Hungry Harvest?
Hungry Harvest is a food subscription service that specializes in delivering so-called ugly food, meaning food that is perfectly fine to eat but may look a little less than supermarket ideal.
Produce may be too small or wrinkled but still tasty and nutritious. It delivers healthy food up and down the East Coast. Operating under a subscription model, Hungry Harvest offers consumers full customization of their subscription boxes.
Who Founded Hungry Harvest?
Co-founder and CEO Evan Lutz of Baltimore studied at the University of Maryland before founding Hungry Harvest. Prior to Hungry Harvest’s development, Lutz worked as an Earned Income Coordinator at the Food Recovery Network, a clear precursor to his ultimate founding of Hungry Harvest. He continues to operate as the CEO of Hungry Harvest.
Lutz was inspired to develop Hungry Harvest by his life-long desire to change our food system for the better and fight food insecurity. He started Hungry Harvest in his University of Maryland dorm basement in June of 2014 and has been working hard at getting healthy, inexpensive food to as many people as possible ever since.
Hungry Harvest was not an immediate success and it struggled to reach a wide audience because people were simply unfamiliar with the concept of ugly produce. The company nearly failed several times before it got its big break on Shark Tank.