LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- John Shaw-Woo, GMeals owner, stated today that after two long years of struggling to introduce and change the eating habits of Kentuckians, through easier access to affordable healthier meals, he has decided to cease operations immediately.
"This is not an easy decision to make due to the relationships GMeals has fostered over a two year period with its seniors, families, community advocates, and corporate partners."
GMeals concept was conceived in 2011 from the realization that individuals and families in Louisville, Kentucky were in need of convenient places to pick-up affordable, fresh, pre-made meals while on-the-go. GMeals concept was created around the idea of alleviating customers from having to shop, cook, and cleanup.
GMeals opened its first location in Louisville Kentucky in February 2012 and serviced Elizabethtown, Frankfort, Fort Knox, and Radcliff Kentucky. In 2013 GMeals began to increase its footprint within Kentucky by establishing accounts with Brown-Forman, Body Evolution Fitness University, Charah, Inc., Discover Home Loans, Kelley Construction, Jabil, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Genentech, Henderson Community College, KentuckyOne Health, Louisville Athletic Clubs, Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Nuplex Resins, Sprint, TARC (Transit Authority River City), The NIA Center, UofL Football Team, UPS (United Parcel Service) Air Cargo, WJIE Radio Station, Zeon Chemicals LP, and others.
GMeals has been a certified member of the Tri-State Minority Supplier Development Council, and is registered as a minority vendor with Sodexo, Delta Airlines, Trader Joes, USA.gov, Fifth Third Bank, FEMA.gov, CCR.gov, FedEx, AT&T, Jefferson County Public Schools, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Home Depot, International Hotel Group, Starbucks Corporation, Humana, Toyota, and others.
GMeals became one of the first healthy meal companies in the country to be approved by the USDA to accept SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) through the Kentucky State Welfare Department.
GMeals community involvement consisted of supporting seniors through its free deliver program and local organizations committed to bettering society by focusing on education, obesity, and fresh food issues in designated "Food Desserts" within Kentucky. GMeals built relationships with local community organizations by donating to Dare-To-Care Food Bank, The West End School, Getting All People, and The Wesley House.
GMeals success was based on its ability to offer varying meal service options ranging from specialized online ordering systems to corporate on-site serving stations, and its primary focus on establishing successful Corporate Wellness Employee Meal Programs centered around easier employee access to fresh affordable meal items; work-site accident prevention through employee healthier eating practices; and increased company saving through the lowering of insurance premiums over time due to a healthier workforce.
Even with its many successes, GMeals realized its concept may have been ahead of the curve. GMeals would like to thanks its supporters and hopes overtime Kentuckians will continues to increase their support for healthier meal options.
Media Contact: GMeals LLC, GMeals, (502)966-3200, Info@GMeals.com
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