Global Village Foods

Investment:
$250,000 participation in $500,000 loan led by Vermont Flexible Capital Fund
Enterprise:
Global Village Foods (GVF) is a Vermont specialty food manufacturer and retailer of African-inspired, ready-to-eat entrees, meals and snacks. Global Village Foods is on a mission to expand awareness and popularity of healthy African inspired cuisines that fill multiple consumer demands for healthier, ready-to-eat, diverse flavored menus, and plant-based options, made allergen friendly with clean ingredients. All products have a clean ingredients list and are allergen friendly (free of most top allergens), and most of their foods are vegan.
Financing Purpose & Date:
This July 2022 investment will support Global Village Foods as it heads into a major planned growth phase, with a significant expansion of sales into food service and institutions. Global Village Foods has an immediate opportunity to expand into food service, particularly college dining. They were accepted into the Foodbuy Diversity Accelerator for Compass Group, the largest contract food service management company globally. Through this accelerator the company is being prepared to be a supplier to Compass Group’s customers, which will initially be Northeast based colleges.