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👋 Hey there, here are the restaurants close to you! What type of food are you feeling?

Reply 1: Subway (0.59 mi)
Reply 2: Holy Guacamole (0.8 mi)
Reply 3: Keyes (Vegan available) (0.93 mi)
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😍 Subway it is!


Reply 1: Veggie Delight Sub (V) (Wheat)
Reply 2: Turkey and Provolone Sub (Wheat)
Reply 3: Over Roasted Chicken Sub (Wheat)
Reply 4: Rotisserie Chicken Sub (Wheat)
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Reducing food insecurity. One text message at a time.

Bento is a platform that uses SMS text messaging to connect people with convenient, healthy, pre-paid meals from nearby restaurants.

organizations ALREADY reducing food insecurity for AT risk populations

THE PROBLEM REALITY

Since food is essential,
food insecurity forces people to
make difficult decisions every day.

Today, there are over 50 million people in the United States who experience food insecurity and don’t know where their next meal will come from.

Do I eat today, or 
do I go pay my electric bill?
Do I eat today, or 
do I get food for
 my kids?
Do I eat today, or 
do I go to class?
Do I eat today, or 
do I fix my car?
Do I eat today, or 
do I look for work?
Do I eat today, or 
do I attend my interview?
Do I eat today, or 
do I go pay my electric bill?
Do I eat today, or 
do I get food for
 my kids?
Do I eat today, or 
do I go to class?
Do I eat today, or 
do I fix my car?
Do I eat today, or 
do I look for work?
Do I eat today, or 
do I attend my interview?

THE SOLUTION

We’re a better link in the food supply chain.

Connecting supply and demand in the most seamless way possible.

Bento is Frictionless…

For Participants

Stigma-free access to healthy, convenient meals.
 No downloads, no mobile apps, no internet required.

For Restaurants

We leverage restaurants’
 existing online ordering platform, requiring no new workflows.

For Participating Organizations

Requires no operational overhead to ensure your organization's participants receive convenient and nutritious meals.

“This program has made it possible for me to eat every day! To someone like me who would rather not sit and panhandle for money, this means the world to me and my sanity. This is how you make a change. No one can start making changes in their life while they are starving.”

Bento Participant, 28 – Los Angeles

A program unlike any other.

Despite their best efforts, the rates of food insecurity only continue to rise while their nutritional profile gets worse. Our solution not only complements such efforts but also provides a new option that scales widely.

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Dignity &
Consistency

Bento addresses the unpredictable nature of food insecurity by giving people flexibility and choice to eat what, where, and when they want.

2

Reducing Complexity &
Simplifying Logistics

Bento eliminates the need for complicated operations, staffing, and overhead.

3

Curated for

Nutrition

Bento participants are able 
to choose from a variety of nutrition-conscious restaurants and m
enu items.

4

Driving Engagement to
Achieve Outcomes

Bento drives powerful participant engagement, enabling organizations to achieve outcomes that extend beyond the meal.