Eat Fresco and Charitable Giving

Eat Fresco Supports the Community through Charitable Giving

Eat Fresco is donating hundreds of our fresh prepared meals to families in need through charity organizations that provide shelter to the most vulnerable. Families who are homeless or victims of domestic violence need healthy, nutritious food and shouldn’t have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. Below is a list of […]

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Eat Fresco In The News - Helping families in need during the coronavirus crisis

Eat Fresco gives meals to Tampa Bay’s most vulnerable families during coronavirus crisis

A local company is doing something good by donating pre-prepared meals to some of the most vulnerable families. Eat Fresco is donating hundreds of meals to families in need through charity organizations that provide shelter.

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Eat Fresco - Cuban Style Pork with Yellow Rice & Plantains

Eat Fresco in Four Bites

Why Eat Fresco? It’s simple: Fresh, Healthy, Easy, Local.

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Rob and Tracy Povolny in Business Observer

Tampa based Eat Fresco has expanded into Publix stores

At the end of July, the Tampa-based prepared foods company launched its products in 21 Publix stores.

The stores — in Tampa, Lakeland and surrounding areas — will sell Eat Fresco’s fresh, prepared meals such as the salmon dish, Caribbean Style Jerk Chicken and Cuban Inspired Pork Loin.

Eat Fresco, started in 2014 by Rob and Tracy Povolny, was already in 50 stores in Florida, but the Publix addition represents a big step forward for the company.

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Tracy Povolny on Great Day Live

Easy, healthy meals in no time

The days of the Swanson TV-dinner is long gone. Eat Fresco offers fully-cooked microwaveable meals that are fresh, healthy and made right here in our area. Eat Fresco is in 70 retail stores throughout Florida including select Publix grocery stores in Tampa. Co-founder Tracy Povolny joined Great Day Live to talk about her growing company.

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Rob and Tracy Povolny

Healthy, convenient prepared meals are crafted in Tampa

This local factor is key to Fresco Foods, a young business that operates the Eat Fresco brand of meals that are sold at stores like Winn-Dixie, Earth Fare, Rollin’ Oats in St. Petersburg and more. Husband and wife Robert and Tracy Povolny launched the company in February 2015 and spent the next two years raising capital to open the industrial kitchen/office space in March 2017. As I sit down to talk with them about the company after a tour of the space, they keep repeating words like “clean,” “local,” “real food” — buzz words of our current food moment.

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Eat Fresco Infographic

Food You Can Feel Good About Eating

Our goal at Fresco Foods, Inc. is to bring you a fresh, nutritious and flavorful meal, designed to save you time and energy. And until now, that didn’t exist. Here’s why:

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83 Degrees Media

Food entrepreneur takes prepared meals to market

Ever dream that your grandpa’s signature hot sauce might be your recipe for success? While starting any business is no easy task, becoming a food entrepreneur is a special challenge. Find out what makes a food-based venture cook with lessons from some of our most recent Tampa Bay startups.

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Eat Fresco featured on WFLA News Channel 8

Fresco Foods featured on News Channel 8. “The meals are made daily in Oldsmar and vacuumed fresh for a 15-day shelf life. Eat Fresco is available in more than a dozen stores across Tampa Bay from major grocery chains like Winn Dixie to boutique stores like Nutrition Smart Natural Organic Grocery and Vitamins (Gayle Guyardo). “They are hormone free, antibiotic free, no preservatives. All of the meals are made with the finest ingredients,” said founder Rob Povolny.

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Busy People

Who did we create Eat Fresco for…?

Well, everyone. We ALL have to eat and we ALL want our food to taste great. The majority of people want to prioritize “eating right” and feeding their loved ones quality food. Throughout each stage of our lives, whether we’re single, married, parents or caretakers, we crave good food. Food is essential. Time is limited. So no matter what life stage you happen to be in, good food that saves time is desirable. Eating nutritious, fulfilling meals should be simple; yet, unhealthy food options abound. Too often, we succumb to poor food choices- a late night pizza, a frozen entrée for lunch, fast food to please your little ones, or take-out on the days where time is limited and energy is lacking to cook a healthy meal.

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