Healthy Student Meals with a Positive Environmental Impact
Gastrostudent combines quality and convenience for students across the UK. Whether you are looking for a vegetarian box or a hangover cure, Gastrostudent provides meals that are good for you and the environment.
What is Gastrostudent?
lack of time
lack of money
lack of cooking expertise
One member of the Virtue Impact team had a uni diet that was 80% cheddar and potato perogies, so the team at Virtue understand this well.
This is the problem being tackled by Gastrostudent. We are taking the hard work out of good food for students all across the UK providing meals that are both healthy and good for the planet.
Q and A with Gastrostudent
How did Gastrostudent start?
What food options do you offer?
We wanted Gastrostudent to be as inclusive as a student food community as possible, and one glaring gap in the market was for vegetarian options.
We found that the leading recipe box companies didn't offer many vegetarian/vegan meals, and further still, made it difficult to identify these meals.
We wanted everyone to be able to eat the meals that they want to, no matter their food preferences. Unlike the market leaders, we've included a meal filtering tool, so that students can easily find recipes for their preferences. We've still got some way to go- but we're happy that we've made a step in the right direction for food and dietary inclusivity.
What sustainability initiatives have you undertaken in the past?
This is the UK's first for a recipe box, and we're proud to be empowering students to make a positive choice when they choose Gastrostudent.
What new causes will you be supporting?
Mind Out is a great cause that we have wanted to support for a while. While Seven Clean Seas was more in line with the wants and needs of the customers using our service.
After speaking with our customers in the past, we understood that it was important to remove as much plastic as possible from our supply chain, and with that, the partnership with Seven Clean Seas felt like a natural fit. Our customers have expressed a huge desire to remove plastic from the ocean, and by partnering with Seven Clean Seas, we feel that we can help to make a small change, little by little.
What future initiatives do you want to undertake?
We'll always be looking to review our initiatives and ensure that our customers are engaged with making a positive contribution with our partners. Gen Z is often at the forefront of leading change and making a positive impact- so we'll always listen to how they feel we could contribute better to the wider community.
How are we fundraising?
Gastrostudent gives from every product sale with Virtue. After every purchase on our online store customers will have the option of selecting where the donated funds will go to. In addition, customers can also choose to add an additional donation to the cause of their choice.
How to Get Involved?
To see the great work being done at Virtue Impact, head to their website and check out how they're looking to have a positive impact on the customer experience for e-commerce businesses.