Healthy Foods & Facilities Financing Project
Urban Advisors was engaged to help design and structure the financing and social benefits associated with the renovation and equipment acquisition of the Revolution Foods Louisiana food processing facility. The transaction was structured to help provide employment and procurement opportunities for local residents and businesses. The 20,000 sq. ft. Louisiana Culinary Center will serve as its key regional facility for food storage, production and distribution. Currently, the center serves 5,600 freshly made meals per day, partners with 18 schools in the Louisiana Recovery School District, and employs 60 local people with living wage jobs, as well as career advancement opportunities.
Revolution Foods, Inc., a food service company, delivers food products to schools. It offers lunch, breakfast, snacks, faculty meals, la carte products, and provides catering services. The company also provides nutrition education solutions, including school newsletters, online nutrition resources and other services. It serves education programs, such as district, charter, private, and parochial schools, after school, summer school, and child development programs in the United States. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Oakland, California.