What we do
So Lunch is the “common kitchen” hosted in a digital geo-localized platform that helps people at home (Unemployed, retired, housewife) to avoid social isolation and perceive an income, through payed food preparation during lunch break offered to people working nearby.
Who is at home cook for those working want to eat at home wherever they are, ensuring a profit to the cooks and fostering new relationships. They become players and beneficiaries in socio-economic and environmental improvement. So Lunch creates a new win-win model of consumption of lunch break that allows to promote social interaction and improve the income through the meal shared during the lunch break, spread an healtier and effective use of food and against food waste.
So Lunch leverages to existing assets: the kitchen of every home becomes a micro-restaurant enabled by a platform that creates a network of “common kitchens” with vertical offer on lunch break It enables exchanges, fruitful dialogue, and attention to the economic and environment aspects. It has a self-sustainable business model based ohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj9YbqXSYg4n free membership and service fees on consumption.
Thanks to the platform people offer, book, pay and rate peer to peer activities about payed home meals offered for the lunch break. Socializing, one can enjoy a stress free lunch break, having additional income. The community brings its themes on the territories involving associations, Events, Companies, Local Government
The project were semi finalist at the European Social Innovation Competition 2015, Winner at: Il Coraggio di innovare Digital Awards 2015 Regione Lombardia, winAnnual Mentorship of DigitalXItaly 2015, Call Fundamenta Rinascimenti Socialiat SocialFare Torino), Startuptraining SDA Bocconi (lean startup accellerating program). Finalist at StartupCup Lombardia, Winning 1° Italian Civic Crowdfunding Campaing by Milano Municipality.
After a winning crowdfunding campaign (goal 40.000 €) we founded the Starup SOLunch srl in dec 2017. Member Assolombarda (Confidustria)
Our social impact
To decrease Social and Economic costs due to limit relations and financial resources of inactive people (housekeeper, unemployed, retired) or free lance and smart workers and increase the well-being of those who have lunch break outside home daily, wrongly, unconfortable and expensivly. To create a new win-win model of consumption that allows to promote social interaction and improve the income through the meal sharing during the lunch break, spread an healtier and effective use of food and against food waste.
the project starts in Milano and is now also in Rome. We aim to consolidate these area, to scale in Italy and than, in 2/3 years in Europe
Organisations- SO Lunch - SocialFare | Center for Social Innovation
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