The Food Hugger products were designed and created to help reduce food waste, one the largest contributors to methane gas, while also giving customers an alternative to using single-use plastic wrap and baggies to keep food fresh.
The small, women-powered team is made up of individuals based in Madrid, Amsterdam, Jamaica, Alabama and Toronto. Each team member is able to do their jobs from home and on a flexible schedule. Using technology like Basecamp, Skype, HelpScout and Uber Conference to maintain top-level productivity as a team allows every team member to work during the times and from the locations that suit them best. The kind of flexibility that supports families, individual passions, and personal growth in that way is so refreshing and inspiring!
Food Huggers are a brilliant way to reduce food waste! BPA- and Phthalate-free, food-grade silicone "hugs" your half-fruits and half-vegetables by sealing them for freshness and helping them to last much longer. They help retain 23% more moisture than food stored in plastic baggies or plastic containers. Keeping this moisture in and keeping bacteria out help extend the time you have to enjoy all the flavor and nutrition that your fruits and veggies can offer.
The average American family of four throws away more than $1600 a year in wasted food. The wonderful women at Food Huggers are working to create the tools that will help cut back on how much food families throw away. We think that’s a win for families’ budgets and for the planet!