The FruitGuys first sprouted in San Francisco.
We grew up navigating the city’s freeways, infinite loops, and alleys, delivering fresh fruit to power the brains and bodies behind the Bay Area’s internationally known landscape of change-makers.
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The dot-com era boomed in 1998, and busy office workers—too busy to eat proper meals—hurried and hustled through cubicle mazes, gobbling up unhealthy snacks like so many Pac-Man dots. Future FruitGuys CEO Chris Mittelstaedt had an idea: Bring them power pellets of fresh fruit! And so The FruitGuys was born. Chris began the company in his family’s small kitchen and used a Honda Civic to make deliveries. Today, The FruitGuys has grown into a national company serving the greater metro areas of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Boston, with satellite hubs in several other cities across the country.
We’ve built a magnificent core team at our South San Francisco facility, which serves as The FruitGuys’ corporate hub, as well as the headquarters for our Farm-to-School program and our GoodWorks program, including The FruitGuys Community Fund. Our facility has been officially certified organic and unofficially labeled a fun place to work!
Seeing firsthand how healthy eating can change lives has inspired us to partner with Bay Area nonprofits and charitable organizations to fight hunger. Currently, we work with Larkin Street Youth Services and St. Anthony Foundation. Over the past year, we’ve donated more than 1.3 million servings of fresh fruit to those in need.
Working with conscientious local farmers and witnessing the beauty of Bay Area agriculture was the impetus for creating The FruitGuys Community Fund, a nonprofit program that provides grants to sustainable and innovative farms to support their ecologically and socially conscious projects. The FruitGuys Community Fund has distributed $40,000 in grants to winning applicants.