December 30th, 2014 at 10:00 am

Ventura Meal Gopher

We all have those days — the days where time escapes us, we have too much to do and we simply forgot all about eating. Whether you’re scrambling for lunch or dinner, Meal Gopher, Ventura County’s first home-delivery meal prepper, has you covered. Don’t sacrifice your health. Instead get the convenience of a fast-food drive-thru without all the calories.

Meal Gopher’s goal is simple — to provide a healthier option to fast food and to provide free meals to school-age children in Ventura County. The company offers options to fit your busy schedule. Packages range from three to 30 days, and can include dinners or lunches and dinners.

Launched in 2012, Meal Gopher has undergone a vast transformation. When the company first opened, it served the community as a delivery service for restaurants that typically don’t deliver, such as Starbucks, McDonald’s and Taco De Mexico. Founder Michael Peña quickly realized he wasn’t helping his community get healthy. In fact, he was making it easier to access unhealthy foods. He closed Meal Gopher after this realization and worked to come up with the current business model.

Food safety is important to Meal Gopher. That’s why all food is freshly prepared, packaged and delivered within a 24-hour period. The Meal Gopher team even provides a food-storage timeline for you to get the most out of their meals.

In addition to providing delicious, healthy convenience food, Meal Gopher donates one to five meals, depending on your order size, to help combat child hunger. Peña understands what it’s like to grow up hungry and cares deeply about this cause.

To get stared, visit Use the diet calculator to help you define your target and get customized dietary recommendations.


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