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Purposeful Gourmet Foods

A social enterprise benefiting Meals On Wheels Atlanta

For over 50 years, Meals On Wheels Atlanta has been providing nutritious home delivered meals to our elderly neighbors. As the number of seniors desperate for support rises, so does our necessity to raise funds. The idea for creating a social enterprise actually stemmed from a question, “What delicious snack can we create in our own commercial kitchen to generate additional funds for our Home Delivered Meals Program?” Our chef and culinary consultant, Robert Gerstenecker, the previous Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Atlanta, had the perfect recipe, his famous candied Georgia pecans. Since our pecans have a bigger purpose than just being delicious, we named them Purposeful Pecans.

We’ve cooked up over 5,000 pounds of our candied Georgia pecans over the past year and have even collaborated with other Georgia grown partners to seasonally add Gourmet Caramel Popcorn and Smoked Sea Salt Dark Chocolate becoming Purposeful Gourmet Foods. All of our small batch treats are gluten-free, dairy-free and with such a meaningful mission, virtually guilt-free.

We are truly a gift that gives. When you purchase from Purposeful Gourmet Foods, 100% of the proceeds support Meals On Wheels Atlanta. Buy them as a gift or enjoy them for yourself. We make the perfect corporate gift. Your clients will appreciate your continuous commitment in giving back to the community, especially the most vulnerable, our elderly neighbors.