We gave LuckyBolt a flexible impact loan to allow them to grow their commissary kitchen into a Kitchen + Takeaway. With this loan, LuckyBolt created a distribution hub for local farms and created local jobs. They also hired veterans and graduates of Kitchens For Good’s culinary apprenticeship program.
What They Do: LuckyBolt is a healthy food service social enterprise. They deliver bulk orders of lunches from local restaurants and the LuckyBolt Kitchen to corporate areas.
What They Stand For: LuckyBolt makes it easy & affordable to eat healthy while supporting sustainable farming. The LuckyBolt team seeks to create a better connected local food system.
Why We Invested: LuckyBolt outgrew their shared commercial kitchen and needed to expand. With our impact loan, LuckyBolt created a new space to connect local farms with restaurants, caterers and wholesale customers. This improves the lives of community farmers and provides fresh, high-quality ingredients to a wider audience.
Learn more about LuckyBolt on their website.
7/2018- The LuckyBolt Kitchen+Takeaway opened in Sorrento Valley
12/2018- LuckyBolt is on track to open a second retail location! This increases meal production at their main kitchen and allows them to save with larger bulk orders.
- Impact SegmentQuality Job Creation and Advancing Local Markets
- Impact VehicleAdvance fund
- Investment Details$250,000 loan made in February 2018
- Impact GeographySan Diego County
- LeadershipKris Schlesser
- Year Founded2011