Miami, FL – March 24-25, 2020 – As one of the nation’s largest food manufacturers specializing in health and wellness, DeliverLean is disrupting how people consume food, touching every demographic, age and region with meaningful health outcomes. DeliverLean’s 360-approach to healthy eating spans five divisions: DeliverLean CARES, which, in partnership with Humana and CarePlus Health Plans, provides medically-tailored meals to members at no additional cost; GRBNGO, which focuses on wholesale, large events and catering with partners like Whole Foods, Aramark, Amtrak, Humana, Barnes & Noble, Brightline and Cleveland Clinic; Perfect Fuel Meals, macro-balanced meal plans for athletes; OnJuice, a cold-pressed, USDA-certified organic juice and cleanse line; and DeliverLean, its signature home delivery model, with five different meal plans including Classic, Paleo, Keto, Vegetarian and Vegan; and DeliverLean Cares, a philanthropic division created to help underprivileged kids, families and seniors in need. Founded in 2011 by entrepreneur Scott Harris, DeliverLean, and its 300+ employees, produces over five million meals annually out of its pristine 60,000 square foot USDA/FDA-certified commercial kitchen in Hollywood, FL., earning the lifestyle brand recognition as the 124th fastest growing company, and 8th in Food & Beverage, according to Inc. Magazine (2015).
In general high level – DeliverLean is creating jobs and hiring displaced people from the hospitality industry. DeliverLean is donating meals to kids and families in need through our partnership with Alonzo Mourning and Overtown Youth. DeliverLean is delivering meals to seniors in coordination with Miami Dade County. DeliverLean is buying locally sourced ingredients when possible to assist with agriculture industry.
Read the full Q&A below with DeliverLean’s Founder & CEO, Scott Harris.
WRE: What inspired you to start DeliverLean Cares?
Scott Harris: DeliverLean is one of the nation’s largest food manufacturers specializing in health and wellness. In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we realized that we had the ability and the responsibility to use our products and services for good in the community.
WRE: Tell us more about what DeliverLean Cares?
SH: We’ve entered into a number of partnerships and created various initiatives to help the most vulnerable and underserved members of the South Florida community during this unprecedented time. We’ve joined forces with Alonzo Mourning and the Overtown Youth Center, we’ve created hundreds of new jobs to provide employment for people who may be out of work right now, including hiring many people from the restaurant and hospitality industry and we’re working closely with Miami-Dade County to provide meals to seniors.
WRE: Can you share some more details on your partnership with Alonzo Mourning?
SH: Yes! We’ve partnered with Alonzo and the Overtown Youth Center to offer free breakfast and lunch at Gibson Park [401 NW 12th Street, Miami, FL 33136] between 9AM and 1 PM every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
WRE: What about meals for seniors?
SH: We have a contract with Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Miami Dade County to feed the most at risk people of our community, seniors. We are delivering to 4,000 seniors’ homes daily within the county. Each person receives 10 meals weekly, to their door with absolutely no contact. All seniors have to do is dial 311 to get their delivery set up. They must reside in Miami Dade County to qualify.
WRE: You said that you’re hiring currently – what positions are open and who is eligible?
SH: I’m so happy to be able to be able to be hiring right now when so many have found themselves suddenly unemployed. We have added many positions in multiple departments including drivers, sanitation, logistics, plating and more and have hired many displaced personnel from the restaurant industry. We are asking qualified individuals to send resumes to HR@deliverlean.com.
WRE: How are you focusing on health and safety?
SH: We’ve always followed stringent guidelines in our USDA certified manufacturing facility, and we’ve put additional safety measures in place to protect our employees and the people who are receiving our products. All employees are screened prior to entering the facility, and their temperatures are taken. All employees wear protective gear including masks, gloves, coats and goggles and we have a stringent no contact, 6 foot distance delivery protocol. DeliverLean is one of the nation’s largest food manufacturers specializing in health and wellness. Open in South Florida since 2011, DeliverLean, has launched a nationwide delivery service of nutritional, vacuum-sealed, healthy balanced meals. Meals are created in DeliverLean’s USDA Certified commercial kitchen in South Florida and have a 14-day shelf life.