TuckrBox: NYC Food Based Community Organization Spotlight

by Alexina Cather, MPH

What they do: TuckrBox is the first farm-to-lunch box meal delivery service and food education app for kids!

How they do it: TuckrBox puts kids in charge of lunch by offering healthy, nutritionally balanced meals that are fun and encourage kids to try new foods. On the TuckrBox app kids build their weekly lunch menus and the meals are delivered straight to their door step. They operate on a subscription-based model, delivering weekly – keeping lunch convenient and fresh! Plus, the mega-fun TuckrBox app engages kids with food, farm and nutrition concepts through the power of play.

TuckrBox is all about helping kids to become active eaters and aiding them in developing healthy eating habits on their own. The TuckrBox chefs create kid-centric recipes, each of which is nutritionally balanced and dietitian approved! All ingredients are sustainably sourced with a focus on local, seasonal produce.

Mission: To create a healthier generation through food and technology.

Latest project/campaign: TuckrBox is finalizing there app with ROKO Labs development team here in NYC. TuckrBox is also proud to be launching its pilot program this summer with several NYC summer camps including Equinox Summer Camp.

Major Funding: TuckrBox ran a successful crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last summer/fall.

Profit/nonprofit: Profit

Interesting fact about how they are working to positively affect the food system: A portion of each purchase goes to funding food and farm education for unprivileged children across NYC.


Location: NYC

Core Programs:

  • Healthy Food Access
  • Nutrition Education (Children/Youth)
  • School Food

Number of staff: 3 – 5

Areas served: Brooklyn, Manhattan

Date started: Launching Summer 2017

Founders: Meghan Carreau and Alexandra Payne

Contact informationmeghan@tuckrbox.comalexandra@tuckrbox.com

(774) 364-2885

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