While running his small Minneapolis farmers market meat stand, Mighty Spark founder, Nick Beste, was asked to help with a school’s backpack program. After researching school backpack programs, Nick was shocked at what he found – millions of kids went home every Friday after school without knowing where their next meal would come from.
Hunger impacts every community in the U.S. An estimated 1 in 8 Americans are food insecure. Worldwide, there are millions of people in need of food. As of 2016, the number of malnourished people rose to 815 million.
Determined to help and create a force for doing good, Mighty Spark was launched in 2018. Today, Mighty Spark has grown into a movement, with more than 4 million meals donated. In 2019 alone, we’re on track to donate 2,360,000 meals – that’s one meal donated every 13 seconds!