Good Apple is committed to promoting a sustainable food system in Central Texas by reducing food waste and eliminating food insecurity. We believe everyone deserves access to nutritious meals, and we strive to make it convenient for all Austin metro residents to eat healthfully.
We aim to address the accessibility portion of food insecurity. We want to serve the neighborhoods with low access to health food stores or public transit options and bring them the same high-quality nutritional local produce that is readily available west of I-35.
Good Apple partners with local farmers to rescue healthy fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go unsold. We inspect, sort, package, and deliver these fresh goods directly to the doorsteps of our paying subscribers. The best part? For each box of produce sold, we deliver another box of food to a family experiencing food insecurity in the Austin area.
Good Apple was founded by a partnership of native Austinites and students at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, looking to make an impact on one of the most important drivers of health outcomes -- nutritious food. According to the city of Austin's Office of Sustainability, only 1% of food consumed in town is sourced locally. When a community is dependent on bringing its food in from elsewhere, it has less control over price, access, and nutritional value. Worse yet, when a threat arises to the food system, the first to feel those effects are often the least equipped to adapt to them - the sick, the poor, and the disenfranchised.
We believe our model of rescuing local produce that would otherwise go unsold and making it conveniently accessible to all Austin residents is a strong step towards promoting better health outcomes and strengthening Austin's growing community.