Food Huggers

Fighting food and plastic waste!

Who They Are

For the last 15 years, best friends Michelle Ivankovic and Adrienne McNicholas have loved brainstorming new business ideas, seeking out ways to make life a little easier. When they landed on the idea for Food Huggers, they knew they had found a simple answer to a problem people face everyday: food waste! Food Huggers was first launched through a Kickstarter campaign in 2013, and it took the world of sustainability by storm. Their concept was simple: create a silicone food storage device that locks in moisture to keep food fresh way longer. But their impact was huge: raising $184,000 from over 5,000 planet-loving people.

Since 2013, Food Huggers has grown immensely, yet they’ve kept their commitment to high quality ingredients, like their FDA food grade silicone. They use 100% recycled and recyclable packaging, and have a wide variety of shapes and sizes for any fruit, veggie, or even aluminum can lids!


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Why We Like Them

Did you know that 30-40% of all groceries we purchase will end up in the trash before they can be used? This is because most food storage containers, films, or bags, dry your food out–making it go bad well before its prime. Food Huggers is tackling this by replacing plastic disposables with their dishwasher safe silicone huggers, aka flexible “lids” that keep fruits, veggies, and other perishables from drying out.

Plastic in our oceans is a major environmental threat. Did you know that it’s projected that there will be more plastic on our oceans than fish by the year 2050? Using plastic baggies, plastic wrap, or foils is a huge (and unnecessary) contribution to this waste, but it’s easy to reduce your reliance on these single use products. Not only do Food Huggers reduce your plastic waste, but they help retain 23% more moisture than the typical plastic containers or baggies–reducing the amount of food that you toss, too! And buying it once and replacing your disposable products with reusable alternatives can save you money in the long room, too. Win, win win!

Now what makes the products and their materials themselves great? All Food Huggers are made from the highest quality FDA grade silicone and no fillers. Each and every silicone hugger is 100% BPA and Phthalate free. Plus, Food Huggers packaging is made from 100% recycled card stock and can be recycled too. Lastly, Food Huggers are lifetime guaranteed–giving you a lifetime of fresh food!

  • Phthalate Free
    Phthalate Free

  • Family Business
  • BPA Free
    BPA Free
  • Vegan
    Vegan
  • Sustainable Lifestyle
    Sustainable Lifestyle
  • Recycled Packaging
    Recycled Packaging

Phthalates are found in toys, electronics, personal care products, plastic wraps, containers, and more. These petroleum based chemicals help soften plastics, and bind fragrances to perfumes, deodorants, creams, and other personal care products. Phthalates are are not chemically bound, meaning they can easily get released into the air, water, or your body, just by using the products as intended. Phthalates have been found to disrupt the endocrine system, which can cause reproductive damage, hormonal imbalances, infertility, mood changes, metabolism changes, and more.

This product is made by a family-owned business. EarthHero loves to support and empower businesses built around strong family values. 

Products that are labeled as BPA free do not contain Bisphenol A, a chemical commonly found in plastic products. Studies on BPA exposure have shown that high levels of BPA could lead to hormone disruption, effects on behavior and brain function, reproductive problems, breast cancer, heart disease, infertility, and more.

This product does not contain any animal products or byproducts, and has not been tested on animals.

This product helps promote a more sustainable lifestyle. Whether it encourages re-use and the movement away from disposable products, or it promotes sustainable actions like recycling and composting, this product can help you lower your environmental footprint.

This product is packaged or shipped in materials that contain recycled content.

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