We believe that everyone deserves the magic of a home cooked meal. We believe that there are volunteers ready to step-up. We believe that not having money doesn’t make you any less human. We believe that non-profits should serve customers–not donors. We believe that using software is a good idea. We believe that solutions that don’t scale aren’t worth pursuing. We believe that the only way to create change is to listen. We believe that food should create joy.
3 out of 4 of our neighbors facing a food emergency don’t end up getting help. We launched our helpline to make sure they have all the support they need. We connect New Yorkers in need to food pantries, SNAP benefits, and more.
Lemontree is a three year old organization with lots under our belt. In our past lives, we delivered more than 40k meal kits, created more than 30k hours of volunteer service and have been covered in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and on ABC News.
Our small but nimble team has a track record of impact: Alex started a venture-backed startup while he was still in high-school and has worked on projects with celebrities like Judd Apatow and Herbie Hancock. Austin managed multiple call centers in the Philippines for DoorDash and served as a staff sergeant in the Army. Kasumi spends her free time growing the community fridge movement in NYC and helped run the NAACP chapter at George Washington University.
We're lucky to have the support of an incredible group of major donors past and present:
Alan Tisch, Albert Wenger, Audrey Meyer, Brad Gillespie, Bradley Tusk, Brian O'Kelley, Chris Fralic, Danny Meyer, David Tisch, Elizabeth Rovere, Henrik Werdelin, Hursh Agrawal, Ilana Glazer, Irma Fralic, Jesse Beyroutey, Meeta Gournay, Mette Walter Werdelin, The Robin Hood Foundation, Susan Danziger, Thibault Gournay, Zara Terez Tisch
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