Alum Combats Pandemic With Food
In early February, Michael Levine ’12, CEO of Global Food Solutions, was contemplating the new coronavirus wreaking havoc in China. Instead of hedging his bets, he went all in on a bold new strategy. Using his ingenuity and data pulled together by him and his team, the entrepreneur kept his business safe — even thriving — despite the virus’ destructive path. He also managed to provide his customers, including schools, hospitals and food pantries, with wholesome yet long-lasting food to help them ride out the COVID-19 pandemic.
With impending school closings and hospitals preparing for overwhelming numbers of the virus’ victims, Levine made a 180-degree-turn and started ramping up the production, logistics and shipping of food products he normally produces in small numbers — grab-and-go meal kits.