2022 Impact Report
Narrative Food's mission is to support small-scale makers, and increase our impact by giving back to nonprofits who are also working to change the world.
With a focus on custom corporate gift boxes, we translate your company culture or milestone into a thoughtful food gift, using beautifully crafted collateral to accompany each box and tell its story.
- Healthy Soil
- Healthy Individuals
- Healthy Communities
Our Social Impact
To our valued stakeholders
2022 was a transformational year for Narrative Food. After 12 years of activity as a Socal-based farm to table home delivery service, we made some fundamental changes to reflect a new post-Covid landscape. In February of 2022 we regrouped to focus on small batch shelf stable foods, curating them into gifts that tell a story, give back to nonprofit organizations, and ship nationally. In April of 2022, we became members of 1% for the Planet, to proudly pair with our decade of B Corp Certification.
In 2022 we shipped close to 1000 holiday gifts for corporate orders, and by the end of 2022, our donations totaled nearly $5000 to various nonprofit organizations, the most notable being World Central Kitchen, to whom we donated over $3000 (or approximately 633 meals) for those who needed them most. We also supported over 85 small batch food makers, including their products in our gift boxes and online store. Not bad for Year 1 of our new model!
This year we are very excited to announce that Narrative Food has relocated from Los Angeles to a rural fishing community in Mid Coast Maine! Here, based in a 200 year old farmhouse, we we will build new local supplier relationships (the food community in Maine is nationally acclaimed). Our giving will be focused on 3 particular areas of Narrative Food’s community – Healthy Island Project supports our hyper local community (supporting our neighbors!), We the Change supports our sisterhood community of woman-owned B Corps, and World Central Kitchen supports our extended community worldwide!
Thank you for joining us on this journey!
Impact on Community
Narrative Food helped celebrate the inaugural Asian Leadership Academy, led by Genentech, providing custom gifts for each member of the cohort, including a curated selection of Asian or API-made products accompanied by an insert telling their story. Each gift box also donated to the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO).
Impact on Environment
We were very excited to include over 480 packs of Certified Regenerative Organic almonds from Burroughs Family Farm and 967 units of Renewal Mills Upcycled Cookies or Brownie Mug Cake Mixes, including information in our gift box inserts to educate the giftees about these practices.
Impact on People
In 2022 we chose products from dozens of small-batch makers. From a maker of traditional Japanese preserves in Oakland, to an upcycled baking products producer, to growers of Regenerative Organic certified almonds and walnuts, to makers of heirloom Oaxacan Masa flour, to a small batch pasta maker in Pasadena, we love to support small companies making an outsized impact with their amazing earth-friendly products, produced with love and craft.
After a dozen years sourcing from our West Coast community, in 2023 we are so excited to introduce new East Coast small batch products to our curated gifts, with an emphasis on our rural Maine community. From a woman-owned coffee roaster based on our small island fishing community, to locally harvested salts, and small batch wild blueberry topping from an organic farm in northern Maine, we are so excited to expand our impact!