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Metta Meals Food Truck

Offering Vegetarian & Vegan Ethnic Food.
Organic-Focused, Fresh, Wholesome yet Delicious Meals and Snacks... Made with Love!

$2,680
pledged of$55,555 goal
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Campaign Ends on October 30, 2022

Project Description

Help Metta Meals launch its first Food Truck in Floyd, Virginia.

We are bringing a holistic approach to food by putting Well-Being above profit. And your support can take our humble efforts to the next level...

 

 

 

 

 

 

VISION

Our Vision is to become an organization that is focused on creating well-being for our customers, employees & our community. We also aspire to contribute towards reducing environmental impact and be a good example of a truly integrated business.

 

Our Awesome Food!

I love to eat healthy and delicious stuff and I love to try different foods. At Metta Meals that is exactly what I desire to offer to our customers…. A wide variety of food from different cuisines like Indian, Asian, Mediterranean, Mexican and even Fusion! Besides time tested most popular food from my native land of India, I continue to develop my own recipes and new variations to bring the best of taste and nutrition. 

 

What’s so good about our offering?

We are really serious about quality.  Our motto is ‘Well Being above Profit’ and we would never make compromises when it comes to our Food.  So here is what makes our food not just tasty but really good.

1. Lots & Lots of Vegetables
2. Lentils, Wholegrains, Millets (beyond Wheat Flour & Rice)
3. Super Flavorful Spices & Fresh Sauces 
4. Organic & Unadulterated Ingredients 
5. Everything Made from Scratch
6. Cooked with Love & Care

Metta Meals = Wholesome yet Delicious Food.
Everything is home style, not rich and heavily processed. Its just the way our mothers & grandmothers used to cook for the family!

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Our Menu Snapshot

 

The Market

Vegetarian Fare + Ethnic Variety = Win-Win!
 

 

Testimonials

Metta Meals has been identified as a High Growth Potential Business! Rashminder & Mark had participated in the Gauntlet Business Program 2020 and they found a place among the top Finalists. In October 2021, Rashminder also participated in the Floyd C4 Business Program and she won the 2nd Prize in the competition. She continues to receive guidance from Roanoke SBDC, Floyd Economic Development Office and The Advancement Foundation, and she is prepared to make her supporters proud.

Testimonials

 

How are we going to use the fund?

Metta Meals Food Truck is all about bringing a whole new ethnic food experience to Floyd & Roanoke County. With your support we can make it a success and then give back to the community. Our concept has been tested and validated from our home kitchen production that we did in early 2020. Now we need to acquire a Food Truck and get into commercial operations. We have partial funding available through personal and government resources, however we need community support to fill the gap.

Fund Utilization

 

Small Team - Big Dream!

 

Food is Sacred & People are Precious...

 

 
Special Thanks to Beth Hargis, my Mother in-law who has given us unconditional support and helped us survive so far. She had faith in my capability from day one and she stood by me through every challenge I have faced in the recent years. 
Special Thanks to Susan Huff founder of 'The Soup Shop' in Copper Hill, VA. Susan is supporting us with Food Truck set up in Floyd and lending her Commercial Kitchen as well. We are also collaborating to offer Metta Meals Food through her outlet. She is the best peer support I could ever ask for. 
Special Thanks to our family & friends - Gary Arthur, Anna Maria, Matt Kaisick, Michele & Dave Albright, Daylyn & Robert Skoditch, Sheetal & Alok Despande, Vimmi & Kaumil Shah, Suman & Sunil Singh and dearest Shalvi Agarwal and Preeti Gaur for helping us all the way. And heartfelt thanks to all our extended family, friends and well wishers...

 

community meal

 

 

The Campaign FAQs

1. What does Metta mean?

The word Metta comes from ancient Indian Pali language. It means Universal Compassion and Good Will. Metta signifies the love and kindness we must cultivate towards all sentient beings with an intention that all beings find peace and freedom from suffering.
 

2. Isn't Indian Food Spicy? What can I safely try?

Yes Indian Food has a very complex blend of flavors and certain foods are spicy. However every Indian food item is not loaded with hot chillies. Rashminder has carefully developed a balance of flavor and hotness by cooking everyday for her mother in law who cannot tolerate any chilli at all. Thus whether we offer Indian, Chinese, Mediterranean or other food...there is always a scope for mild to hot spice levels to choose from. Few food items that cannot be altered are taken care by keeping it just right, and often a spicy dipping sauce or pickle works for those who want extra zing. 
 

3. What will be your location?

We will be launching our Food Truck in Floyd County however we will be roaming around Roanoke, Christiansburg, Blacksburg and surrounding areas for Festivals & Events. 
 

4. Will you be transparent with your fund use?

Absolutely. We believe in accountability. We will disclose on our Social Media page, and this Crowdfund's update Page, how the funds have been utilized. Mostly it will go towards getting long term valuable assets for the business like the Food Trailer, various equipment and other essential assets.
 

5. Can I join your business?

Yes. At present we are just two people with some supporters. However we do plan to expand and build a strong team. We need at least 2 more people onboard as we launch. If you feel aligned with our vision and would like to work with us either full time or as need basis please feel free to write to us. 

 

6. How do I get updates about your progress?

The best way to stay updated is to follow our FaceBook page. You can also check our CrowdFund updates here. We will post our progress report on a regular basis. If you have any query you can write to us at [email protected]

 

7. What kind of community service you will do?

Something on the same lines as what we are offering in reward program. We plan to dedicate a few days every month to prepare food for distribution. People can offer ingredients or other contribution if they want to participate. We are already talking to local Non Profits in Floyd to execute this. We cannot cherish our success without doing our part for those who need help. So we decided to do this from day 1 and not wait. Good Deeds shouldn't wait, right?

 

8. Why are we crowdfunding?

We believe in the power of community.  We have managed a portion of the funding needed but your contribution will fill the gap for us.  A debt free start will facilitate us to dedicate our time and effort towards non profit activities as well.  Your support will help us to get the business started and further to contribute to other campaigns and beneficial activities.

Kelly Thomas
09/04/2022
Gratitude Jar
$25
Anna Metheny
05/12/2022
Gratitude Jar
$25
Heather Angel
04/25/2022
Gratitude Jar
$25
04/18/2022
Gratitude Barrel
$999
Missy S
04/14/2022
Gratitude Smile
$15
Jennifer Elswick
04/12/2022
Gratitude Box
$111
Lumen
04/04/2022
Gratitude Box
$111
Diana speedy
04/01/2022
Monetary Contribution
$100
Eli Munzer
03/29/2022
Monetary Contribution
$100
Sarah Merfeld
03/27/2022
Monetary Contribution
$50
15.00 USD
Gratitude Smile

If you are able to come visit our Food Truck, you will receive an
E-mail Coupon for a Complimentary Snack.

1 Supporter
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25.00 USD
Gratitude Jar

If you are able to come visit our Food Truck, you will receive an
E-mail Coupon for a Complimentary Meal.

3 Supporters
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35.00 USD
Gratitude Bowl

If you are able to come visit our Food Truck, you will receive an
E-mail Coupon for a Complimentary Snack.

0 Supporters
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55.00 USD
Gratitude Bag

We will donate 1 Meal on your behalf. 

If you are able to come visit our Food Truck,  you will also receive an E-mail Coupon for 1 Complimentary Meal.

0 Supporters
None available
111.00 USD
Gratitude Box

We will donate 2 Meals on your behalf.

If you are able to come visit our Food Truck,  you will also receive an E-mail Coupon for 2 Complimentary Meals.

 

3 Supporters
Select this reward
333.00 USD
Gratitude Basket

We will donate 3 Meals on your behalf.

If you are able to come visit our Food Truck,  you will also receive an E-mail Coupon for 3 Complimentary Meals.

1 Supporter
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555.00 USD
Gratitude Crate

We will donate 4 Meals on your behalf.
 

If you are able to come visit our Food Truck,  you will also receive an E-mail Coupon for 4 Complimentary Meals.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
999.00 USD
Gratitude Barrel

We will donate 5 Meals on your behalf.

If you are able to come visit our Food Truck,  you will also receive an E-mail Coupon for 5 Complimentary Meals.

 

1 Supporter
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Rewards

15.00 USD
Gratitude Smile

If you are able to come visit our Food Truck, you will receive an
E-mail Coupon for a Complimentary Snack.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Gratitude Jar

If you are able to come visit our Food Truck, you will receive an
E-mail Coupon for a Complimentary Meal.

3 Supporters
Select this reward
35.00 USD
Gratitude Bowl

If you are able to come visit our Food Truck, you will receive an
E-mail Coupon for a Complimentary Snack.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
55.00 USD
Gratitude Bag

We will donate 1 Meal on your behalf. 

If you are able to come visit our Food Truck,  you will also receive an E-mail Coupon for 1 Complimentary Meal.

0 Supporters
None available
111.00 USD
Gratitude Box

We will donate 2 Meals on your behalf.

If you are able to come visit our Food Truck,  you will also receive an E-mail Coupon for 2 Complimentary Meals.

 

3 Supporters
Select this reward
333.00 USD
Gratitude Basket

We will donate 3 Meals on your behalf.

If you are able to come visit our Food Truck,  you will also receive an E-mail Coupon for 3 Complimentary Meals.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
555.00 USD
Gratitude Crate

We will donate 4 Meals on your behalf.
 

If you are able to come visit our Food Truck,  you will also receive an E-mail Coupon for 4 Complimentary Meals.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
999.00 USD
Gratitude Barrel

We will donate 5 Meals on your behalf.

If you are able to come visit our Food Truck,  you will also receive an E-mail Coupon for 5 Complimentary Meals.

 

1 Supporter
Select this reward