The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO), in conjunction with Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) and the City of Kenner, is pleased to announce the grand opening of Revolution Foods. The national school food and nutrition education company decided to open a new Culinary Center on Augusta Street in Kenner, bringing over 50 new sustainable jobs to the region.
Revolution Foods specializes in creating healthy, affordable meals for students all over the country. The company provides fresh breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and suppers to over 120,000 students every day in more than 600 education programs nationwide. They have served over 45 million meals to date. The dishes are home-style and made with fresh, nutritious ingredients. Revolution Foods never uses artificial ingredients in their meals.
Not only does the company make an impact by providing healthy meals to K-12 students, but it also offers nutrition education programs, which are designed to encourage healthier eating decisions. Revolution Foods has helped lead the charge against the national childhood obesity crisis. The company’s dedication to providing healthy foods to students of all ages has made it a true asset to the Kenner community.
“The decision for Revolution Foods to open in Kenner provides a variety of benefits,” says Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni. “Not only will this fine company enhance the economic development of our city and create a number of jobs, but it will facilitate the objectives and healthy eating and nutrition within the surrounding school systems. I am proud that Kenner is going to be home to a company with a vision to enhance the well-being and health of children and young adults.”
“The City of Kenner is positioning itself for unprecedented economic development. Revolution Foods is just one industry (of many more to come) that has showed the confidence to invest in our City, and be part of our growth,” says District 1 Councilman Gregory Carroll. “They have a proven track record of investing in communities and I look forward to working with them. Besides the employment opportunities, which are paramount to parents during these most difficult economic times, their services will play a major role with our most important asset, our children. With the high rate of children’s obesity and Type 1 diabetes, the opening of this facility is a great way to start the new school year.”
JEDCO and GNO, Inc. worked tirelessly to draw this company to the region. The economic development organizations served as a resource for Revolution Foods by providing assistance related to demographics, workforce, and job recruitment in the region. JEDCO also supplied assistance with permitting and licensing.
“We are so happy to see Revolution Foods create a branch in Kenner,” says JEDCO Executive Director Lucien Gunter. “Not only will their presence in our community be a benefit to the children who live here, but their decision to invest in the City of Kenner proves that we continue to attract unique, cutting-edge businesses to Jefferson Parish.”
“Greater New Orleans, Inc. is delighted to welcome Revolution Foods to Kenner,” said Michael Hecht, President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc. “This economic development win goes hand in hand with the significant strides being made in our education system.”
Revolution Foods will begin serving meals to local students at the beginning of the school year.
About Revolution Foods: Revolution Foods is igniting a healthy food revolution and believes that all children deserve access to healthy, wholesome food. They have revolutionized the school lunch line by providing healthy, affordable and fresh meals to over 120,000 K-12 students every day and have served over 45 million meals, to date. Founded in 2006, Revolution Foods serves fresh and healthy breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper meals to students in over 600 education programs nationwide, where two-thirds of these children are in low-income households. Their meals are home-style and based on real food ingredients like whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables. They never use high fructose corn syrup, artificial trans fats, preservatives or anything artificial. Revolution Foods is committed to making an impact by providing healthy meals and offering nutrition education programs designed to encourage healthier eating decisions. Their high food standards, food and school partners, and more than 750 community-hired employees, are all helping Revolution Foods lead the charge against the national childhood obesity crisis. To learn more, visit: www.revolutionfoods.com.