Co-founders Jamie and Tim helped build Tasty Catering, One of Forbes Top 50 Small Business, by changing the culture of Tasty. They turned a company into a community with an inclusive environment that encouraged everyone to be their best. This culture shift led “Tasty to create a workplace that has earned the company numerous awards, including being named one of the psychologically healthier workplaces in America.” They were both recently acknowledged by Forbes in article “How Tasty Catering is Serving Up A New Generation of Entrepreneurs.”
The two entrepreneurs decided to start That’s Caring to change the culture of gifting. At the time, most companies used products and packaging that were harmful to the environment and the people. That’s Caring took on the social and environmental repercussions of business by sourcing their unique gift items from local charitable organizations and fair trade, sustainable manufacturers, offering very high quality gift options with little to no non-biodegradable waste to consumers and businesses across the country.
After a couple of years, companies all across America joined the green revolution because you, the conscious consumer, wanted a change in culture. However, Jamie and Tim realized they could take That’s Caring a step further by introducing a one for one model similar to TOM’s shoes. They decided to aid those in their own backyard with Gifts That Give Back. The founders realized the reality of food insecurity after finding out their local Grove Jr. High School, where Jamie attended, had what seemed to be an extreme number of students living in food insecurity. They found out 1 in 5 American children live in food insecurity, though the most shocking fact was that the numbers continued to grow year after year with no national coverage.
The culture of gifting is giving. A gift represents more than the product, it represents a relationship. If it didn’t, we wouldn’t write our names on the gifts we send. Giving encourages, congratulates, inspires, apologizes, thanks, welcomes and represents all our emotions. What you give says a lot about what you think. That’s why the Co-founders created a gift that will make people think That’s Caring.
We are now working with 9 food banks & 2 schools using their weekend bag/backpack program to bring proper nutrition to kids in need. The weekend bag program picks up where the National School Lunch Program leaves off by providing six weekend meals for children. We want to thank everyone who has helped us donate over 43,000 meals! As we continue to grow, we will continue to grow our network of food banks to impact more communities by giving and gifting.
To help us continue our growth, please email any suggestions, questions or thoughts to Jake@ThatsCaring.com