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Healthy people ⇔ healthy planet

Thrive Food Bank is focused on providing healthy, vegetarian options to food insecure populations.

Our holistic approach to food insecurity takes a long term view of physical, mental and planetary health, all of which are benefited from a move towards a vegetarian diet.

Healthy people ⇔ healthy planet

Thrive Food Bank is focused on providing healthy, vegetarian options to food insecure populations.
Our holistic approach to food insecurity takes a long term view of physical, mental and planetary health, all of which are benefited from a move towards a vegetarian diet.

We deliver food via an entirely electric truck fleet to distribute produce and other vegetarian foods to Los Angeles County neighborhoods facing nutrition gaps.

Reduces
Chronic disease

Health benefits of a vegetarian diet

Americans, particularly food-insecure Americans, are suffering from greater rates of chronic disease than at any time in human history.

Adopting a vegetarian diet can prevent and even reverse the progression of heart disease, inflammation, diabetes, and obesity.

Reduces
Carbon
Footprint

Environmental impact of a vegetarian diet

With climate change threatening the health of the environment, adopting a vegetarian diet is also one of the most powerful steps we can take, reducing our individual human carbon footprint by 49%*.

We are pioneering the use of the latest electric trucks with ranges of up to 250 miles and sourcing food from locally-owned farms whenever possible to reduce our own carbon footprint.

Meet our founder

Lindsay chambers

Lindsay chambers

Founder, Together We Thrive + Thrive Canteen

Before founding Thrive Canteen and Together We Thrive, Lindsay Chambers spent 16 years in the private sector gaining a diverse set of skills and experiences through her work as an interior designer, high-end property developer, avocado and citrus farmer, and founder of a beverage brand.  Over that same period, she developed a passion for tackling the problem of food insecurity in the United States, volunteering at food banks across the nation and hand-delivering over 1000 meals to the unhoused.

In 2023, after seeing how the pandemic had left an increasing number of Americans unable to address even their most basic needs, Lindsay decided to close down her for-profit businesses and launch Thrive Food Bank. Its mission is to improve people’s health and well-being while improving the health of the planet as well. As Lindsay laid the groundwork for the food bank, she realized that to truly address a person’s physical and mental well-being, she needed to take into account their entire ecosystem.

With that in mind, Lindsay created Together We Thrive, a charity dedicated to ensuring every American has access to healthy food, clean water, and supportive shelter. Using the skills she learned while running her real estate development and interior design firm, Lindsay expanded beyond the food bank to create Thrive Communities. She then launched the Thrive Clean Water Lab with the belief that access to clean water should be a fundamental human right. To fund all these efforts, Lindsay leveraged her prior experience in the beverage industry to launch Thrive Canteen, an aluminum-bottled water company that donates 100% of its profits to fund Together We Thrive.

Earlier in her career, Lindsay was named as one of “today’s most talented designers” by USA Today and part of the “new guard” of designers by Luxe Magazine.  She was a finalist for HGTV’s Designer of the Year for 2023, and her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Luxe Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The New York Times. She has also been recognized for her work as a high-end property developer, having developed over 40 homes throughout California.

Lindsay graduated with an M.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Wake Forest University. She received Wake Forest’s Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award in 2017 and recently served on their board of trustees.

Lindsay’s work for Together We Thrive is pro bono; She does not receive a salary from the organization.