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Food Forest was founded on the belief that fresh food is for everyone, regardless of address or income. Our mission is to close the gap on food insecurity through the power of technology. 

Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, where 33 percent of families experience food insecurity, the Food Forest app was launched in 2019 by a former Kroger insider after the closure of a grocery store in the Walnut Hills neighborhood. 

In Cincinnati, 33 percent of families experience food insecurity, and in neighborhoods not served by a grocery store, that number is even higher. There can be many barriers to healthy food, but we believe a ZIP code should not be one of them. 

Community is at the heart of what we do. As you shop our app for pantry staples and favorite name brands, you’ll also find products from local businesses. And along with the original platform, Food Forest runs apps for Findlay Market, Meals on Wheels Southwest Ohio and the Produce Prescription Program. 


Food Forest has been recognized as a member of Kroger’s Zero Hunger Zero Waste initiative (one of just seven companies across the country), and organizations such as Haile, Main Street Ventures, the Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh and Greater Cincinnati Foundation have come on board to support the Food Forest mission.

We believe there is a better way to do online grocery shopping: by being inclusive of all people, strengthening local food systems and helping the world become a healthier place.

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