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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 Together We Thrive and Thrive Canteen, Lindsay Chambers spent 16 years in the private sector gaining a diverse set of skills and experiences through her work as the founder of a national beverage brand, interior designer, property developer, and avocado and citrus farmer.  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 2000 meals to the unhoused.

In 2023, after seeing how the pandemic had left an increasing number of Americans unable to afford even their most basic needs, Lindsay decided to close down all of her for-profit businesses and launched Together We Thrive, which provides clean water and healthy food to those in need. To fund these efforts, Lindsay leveraged her background in the beverage industry to launch Thrive Canteen, an aluminum-bottled water company that donates 100% of its profits to Together We Thrive.

Lindsay’s previous experience includes founding an organic sparkling water brand with ingredients sourced from small farms like the one she operated in Ojai, CA. Launched in 2020 just prior to the pandemic, Chambers used a portion of her company’s proceeds to feed frontline workers in Los Angeles and donated 20,000 cans to medical workers in hospitals hit hardest by the coronavirus. Earlier in her career, she worked as a real estate developer and interior designer in California, where she sold over $100 million in homes and was named as one of “today’s most talented designers” by USA Today.  She was a finalist for HGTV’s Designer of the Year for 2023, and her work has been featured in numerous publications including Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Luxe Magazine, Elle Decor, Better Homes & Gardens, The San Francisco Chronicle and The New York Times.

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.