'Shark Tank': Where is Hungry Harvest now? Fans are impressed by Evan Lutz's produce delivery social enterprise
A fan joked, 'Lmao, Hungry Harvest has done more for America during Covid than the federal government'
Evan Lutz, the founder, and CEO of Hungry Harvest was left shell shocked when he learned that over 20 billion pounds of food were dumped into landfills, and an estimated 50 million people were starving in the US. These numbers shook him enough to work on addressing the grave issue. Evan decided that he would actively work on eradicating the fear of food insecurity and ensure that the food reached as many people as possible. So, he started Hungry Harvest, a social enterprise that sold unattractive yet perfectly edible fruits and vegetables to customers at an affordable price.
Once Evan set to work, he was faced with many challenges and realized early on that he needed help and guidance to see his vision come to life. So, Evan turned to 'Shark Tank' for help. He entered the tank during Season 7, and explained his business model and presented his pitch to the sharks. Robert Herjavec loved Evans' work, and instantly invested in the business.
The Covid-19 pandemic has adversely impacted several businesses. So, in case you were wondering how Hungry Harvest is doing during these hard times, then we got you covered. On the show's recent episode, a brief update was shown to the audience about what the social enterprise has managed to accomplish since leaving the tank. Evan revealed that over 65,000 Hungry Harvest boxes were delivered during the pandemic. They managed to accomplish this feat without compromising on the quality of the produce, and also maintaining the same price and not hiking it. Evan also expressed how the company has been able to do phenomenally well despite the pandemic and thanked the show and the sharks for helping him accomplish his dream of serving society.
When fans saw the update, they couldn't stop praising the entrepreneur for the amazing work he was doing. A fan joked, "Lmao, Hungry Harvest has done more for America during Covid than the federal government. #SharkTank." Another fan wrote, "Hungry Harvest, congrats, wow!!! #SharkTank." "I love companies with a social mission. RT @Dadsonpowermode: Hungry Harvest, congrats, wow!!! #SharkTank," expressed a fan. Former guest shark Daniel Lubetzky too showered his appreciation in his tweet. He tweeted, "#HungryHarvest is awesome. @robertherjavec has helped propel them! The most fulfilling social enterprises are the ones where the business model by design advances the bottom line and the social mission! #sharktank."
Lmao, Hungry Harvest has done more for America during Covid than the federal government. #SharkTank— Space Force MP (@SpaceForceMP) December 5, 2020
#HungryHarvest is awesome. @robertherjavec has helped propel them! The most fulfilling social enterprises are the ones where the business model by design advances the bottom line and the social mission! #sharktank— Daniel Lubetzky (@DanielLubetzky) December 5, 2020
'Shark Tank' Season 12 airs on Fridays 8/7c only on ABC.