Meals of Hope

MEALS OF HOPE is an energetic, caring, dedicated, generous, responsible, capable, solid, trustworthy, and concerned organization whose mission is to end hunger in the United States.

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Meals of Hope


Meals of Hope Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


The Mission of Meals of Hope is "To inspire and empower communities to come together to end hunger." We believe it is our job to feed people. Meals of Hope began as a food packing organization, and we are the only food packing organization with a priority on keeping the food packed within the United States. We developed five meals specifically designed for the American palate with added vitamins, minerals, and proteins to supplement an unbalanced diet. Most of our packed meals are donated to the Feeding America Food Bank Network.

Benefits to the Target Audience

The "host" organization helps support the Meals of Hope Mission and also experiences these benefits.

Involvement: Give your members, students, congregation, or employees a way to get involved.
Community Relations: Position your organization as an advocate for the hungry within your community.
Promote Your Social Responsibility: Raise your organization's socially responsible profile with the local and regional media by bringing your event to their attention.
Teaching Moments: Teach younger volunteers a life lesson they'll never forget.
Leadership Development: Hosting an event creates a memorable leadership development program for businesses. It can also be a team-building exercise.
Team Building: When employees or groups spend time together, they will inevitably get to know each other better and develop better working relationships. At a packing event with Meals of Hope, team building naturally occurs, especially since everyone is aligned by a common, worthwhile goal- to eliminate hunger by packing as many meals as possible. Why not divert corporate budgets for generic "Team Building" events, and use the money to pack Meals of Hope? Everyone wins!

The Market
For decades, individuals and organizations have banded together to volunteer or raise money for causes important to them. Hunger continues to be a top-of-mind issue both in the U.S. and worldwide and is thought to be a predictable, preventable, and treatable illness. Meals of Hope believes that stamping out hunger in the U.S. is a worthy cause with socially redeeming value.

In the U.S. COVID-19 brought hunger and food insecurity issues into our living rooms. Nightly news reports featured long lines of people who had heretofore been donors and volunteers to food banks, who were now waiting in line to receive food themselves. In 2020, one in 25 (3.9 percent) of households in the U.S. experienced very low food security, a more severe form of food insecurity, where households report regularly skipping meals or reducing intake because they could not afford more food.

About 23.5 million people live in food deserts (geographical areas that lack a sufficient supply of fresh vegetables, fruits, and healthful, affordable whole foods). Nearly half of them are also low-income. Approximately 2.3 million people (2.2% of all US households) live in low-income, rural areas that are more than 10 miles from a supermarket.

Meals of Hope considered these issues when developing the meals. We developed five meals specifically designed for the American palate with added vitamins, minerals, and proteins to supplement an unbalanced diet. We also took ethnic tastes into consideration, so that recipients could enjoy foods appropriate to their culture.

Company Details

Established: November 2021
First Unit Franchised: December 28, 2021
Franchised Units: 8
Company Owned Units: 1

States Open:  Alabama - AL,  Arizona - AZ, Arkansas - AR, Colorado - CO, Delaware - DE, Florida - FL, Georgia - GA, Idaho - ID, Illinois - IL, Indiana - IN,  Iowa - IA, Kansas - KS, Kentucky - KY, Louisiana - LA,   Michigan - MI, Mississippi - MS, Missouri - MO, Montana - MT, Nebraska - NE, Nevada - NV, New Jersey - NJ, New Mexico - NM, New York - NY,  North Carolina - NC, North Dakota - ND, Ohio - OH,  Pennsylvania - PA,  Rhode Island - RI, South Carolina - SC, South Dakota - SD, Tennessee - TN, Texas - TX, Utah - UT,  Virginia - VA,  West Virginia - WV, Wisconsin - WI

States Awarded:  Oklahoma -OK, West Tennessee - TN, Colorado - CO, Wyoming-WY, Massachusetts - MA, Vermont - VT, New Hampshire-NH, Maine-ME, Oregon-OR

States with Registration pending: Connecticut - CT, Maryland - MD

States we are choosing not to register: California - CA,  Hawaii - HI, Washington - WA

Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Meals of Hope

Financial Assistance Provided: Will provide options.
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: No
Cooperative Advertising: Yes


  • Remote and onsite guidance by telephone or e-mail anytime you need us, or via periodic event site visits to help guide your ongoing operations.
  • Technology tools that have been vetted, approved and customized by us for optimized business operations.
  • Warehousing and logistics: We provide it all. There is no need for separate warehousing or inventory carrying costs on your part as the franchise owner.
  • Marketing support to help you build visibility of your Meals of Hope business!
  • Proprietary Operations Manual provides comprehensive guidance for managing your business and successfully coordinating packing events.


  • Training will be held over 1-2 consecutive days in our corporate headquarters in Naples, FL or the surrounding area.
  • Initial training will be tuition-free and will involve about 8 hours per day, for a total of 8-16 hours. You are responsible for all costs incurred related to the training, including travel, lodging and meals.
  • Training will be held quarterly on an as-need basis. Tuition at our then-current rate (now $400/day) for either re-training or for training additional personnel will be available.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Meals of Hope Franchise.

What does a Meals of Hope Franchise Cost?

Meals of Hope franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $51,500 - $61,500
Total Investment: $61,050 - $71,925
Minimum Net Worth: $100,000
Franchise Fee: $40,000
Royalty: N/A
Ad: 5%
Item 19: Yes
Average Number of Employees: 1
Visa Candidates: No
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home-Based: Yes
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: YES
Veteran Discount: Yes (10%)

Pioneer Program Available 

Internal Financing now Available on a limited basis for candidates that can prove need.

Is Meals of Hope a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Meals of Hope is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Meals of Hope a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Meals of Hope is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Meals of Hope Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Meals of Hope franchisees make. Meals of Hope offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Meals of Hope a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Meals of Hope is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Meals of Hope Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Meals of Hope franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Meals of Hope Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Meals of Hope franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Meals of Hope Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Meals of Hope franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Meals of Hope Looking for International franchisees?

No. Meals of Hope franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Meals of Hope's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Home Services, Food & Restaurants, Miscellaneous & Unique, Packaging & Mailing, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$25,000 - $50,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Meals of Hope Franchises for Sale

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