Article pulled from www.woodtv.com | Written by Marvis Herring
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — As grocery and food delivery services become increasingly more popular, Michigan’s only organic grocery delivery company unveiled a new app.
Grand Rapids-based Doorganics said its recently-unveiled app will make it easier to connect Michigan residents with locally-grown produce and more. The company isn’t just helping people cook fresh meals.
Every week, Doorganics also donates more than 200 pounds of fresh food to God’s Kitchen, which is part of Catholic Charities West Michigan.
Mike Hughes, the CEO of Doorganics, said they are donating one pound of food for every app download.
“What we bring to the table is a little bit different than Shipt or Uber Eats,” Hughes told 24 Hour News 8. “We really like to know the farmer. We like to know where our food comes from and like to know their practices.”
It’s not just fruits and vegetables on the menu. Freshly baked bread, farm eggs, local cheeses and kombucha are also options.
“We’re really proud of the non-produce items that we offer as well. For instance, we have pasteurized meats from local farms,” Hughes explained.
A lot of food comes through their doors and none of it goes to waste. It’s donated to God’s Kitchen.
“We get over 200 pounds of food,” said Jeff Hoyh, program supervisor for Catholic Charities West Michigan.
God’s Kitchen feeds the need in Kent County when it comes to hunger.
“There is a huge need in West Michigan,” Hoyh told 24 Hour News 8. “It doesn’t matter who you are, if you’re homeless, low-income, we have construction workers, college students — there is a very large hunger issue and need in the Kent County area.”
Their six-year partnership with Doorganics carries a lot of weight.
“We get a lot of donated goods that are breads, desserts and cakes. The one thing over and over that people ask for is fresh fruits and vegetables,” Hoyh said.
Doorganics plans to roll out more options in May. They are offering $12 off the first order with promo code: woodtv8.