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Bringing affordable produce to students
15% of Ohio State students struggle with hunger every day. Donate to help Ohio State students get better access to healthy food through Best Food Forward's Best Friend Fund!
Best Food Forward strives to make healthy produce more affordable and accessible to the Ohio State community. We do this through the power of bulk buying. We harness the power of numbers to purchase produce in bulk directly from the wholesaler to minimize mark-ups and provide a package to our customers at about 50% of the cost of grocery stores. Our buyers (or BFFs as we like to call them), can purchase a dorm package with ready-to-eat produce or a cooking package with produce that requires some prep for $6.99 each. We host bulk-buys bi-weekly on Saturdays where our BFFs can pick up their orders and enjoy brunch with us. To date, we have saved our buyers $27,000.
While our produce is already significantly more affordable for our buyers, we know that our prices can still be cost prohibitive for students who need it the most. This is why we started the Best Friend Fund. Any student can enroll on a rolling basis in the Best Friend Fund and receive a package from us for free, no questions asked. We strive to make a more equitable, stigma-free food culture at Ohio State and believe that the Best Friend Fund will dismantle another barrier to access to healthy food at Ohio State.
A small donation of just $7 can provide 1 package for a student. Every dollar counts! Support us with a donation so that we can together make Ohio State a healthier and more vibrant community of BFFs :)
If you want to learn more about Best Food Forward or order from us, you can find more information here: https://www.bestfoodforward.org