A local non-profit social enterprise focused on providing sustainable employment for individuals who need a supportive hand and are motivated to actively change the quality of their lives.
Volunteers and employees who are driven to provide affordable high protein dog and cat food.
We serve the pet owners who recognize the nutritional benefits of high protein diets and strive to provide the very best for their pets (children’s) health.
How We Do It
We hire, train and mentor individuals who have experienced homelessness and desire to change the course of their life.
All the proceeds from the sale of dog and cat food is used to purchase ingredients, equipment, and pay salaries for those in need. We pay $10/hour to our associates; all other support members are volunteers.
Research/Develop the best nutritional recipes for improving pets digestive systems, reducing skin allergies, increase joint flexibility and healthy coats.
Listen to clients needs for packaging, product offering, and price points.
Maximize Sales and Minimize processing costs.
Sell at boutique and socially minded pet stores, on-line thru www.FreshStartstl.com virtual store, Tower Grove Farmer’s Market, participating pet groomers, and city wide churches.
Don’t pay rent. Use church kitchens when they are not used for congregational venues. This eliminates cost of most stainless steel equipment, freezers, and refrigerators.
Request donations of new or used equipment we do not have.
Request start up donations for packaging and marketing materials