Sodexo, HelloFresh partner to deliver meal kits to students

A HelloFresh meal kit sits on a countertop and is surrounded by food.

Written by James Shea

Food service company Sodexo and meal kit company HelloFresh have partnered to offer meal kits delivery at over 300 colleges and universities.

Using Sodexo’s app, students can select, order and schedule meal kits for delivery. HelloFresh offers a variety of meal options and speciality diets. People can select low-calorie, vegetarian and other options. Meal kits arrive with fresh, pre-measured ingredients, step-by-step instructions and all the necessary tools to get dinner together in 30 minutes or less. Students have the option to cancel, change, or skip orders at any time.

“We are excited to partner with Sodexo to bring both our HelloFresh and EveryPlate brand meal kits to college campuses across the country,” said Andreas Sossong, vice president, strategic projects at HelloFresh US. “Busy students should have a convenient, affordable way to enjoy delicious, home-cooked meals with high-quality ingredients.”

Sodexo’s on-campus food and retail outlets are powered by the company’s BiteU app. Created by Sodexo’s technology and university teams, the BiteU app connects back-end card systems to make meal plans and payment options seamless and creates a safe, cashless environment across campuses. Since launching, BiteU has been deployed at 40 percent of Sodexo-serviced sites. It will achieve 80 percent deployment by August 2021.

“Our campus dining program is focused on enabling choice and convenience,” said Kevin Rettle, vice president, global offer development and digital innovation at Sodexo Universities and Schools. “Our partnership with HelloFresh allows us to expand our resident dining experience and provide an affordable, family meal-style option for students and customers.”

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