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Our meal bars and wild boar jerky are made with real food - no fillers, preservatives, or artificial flavors. This gives you long-lasting energy to carry you up that last hill, to the top of that last pitch, or just through a long day at the office. 

With both sweet and savory options, our meal bars are 100% organic, gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, and have no concentrates, isolates, or added sugar. Every package of wild boar jerky you enjoy helps remove more of this invasive species from the environment. We strive to operate in the least environmentally-damaging way possible by using compostable packaging, diverting our waste from the landfill, and using locally-sourced ingredients when available.

We make real food to make you feel real good.



Real Meal Bars

Our meal bars give you long-lasting energy to carry you up that last hill, to the top of that last pitch, or just through a long day at the office. 

Wild Boar are an invasive species in the United States. They were introduced over 500 years ago by the Spanish, but recently their populations have expanded rapidly and they now cause $1.5 billion in property damage every year. This makes them a sustainable meat source which need to be controlled, so we might as well eat them. Their meat is also far healthier than farm raised meat, and we think, more delicious. 

Wild Boar Jerky

our story

We are a group of friends who met at the University of Colorado over a mutual love for exploring the outdoors. While sharing camping and rock climbing adventures, and cooking large group meals, we discussed world problems ranging from a food system heavy on fats, sugars, and processed foods, to the overabundance of disposable packaging, and the increasing loss of natural habitat. Despite pursuing individual careers across the globe, we have now reunited to pool our various skills into Founding Foods.

After graduating, our founder, Rachel Irons, and a friend decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, fueled by the food that she had prepared in advance. Along the trek they often craved savory snacks, but there weren’t many options available. Rachel decided that instead of hiking the entire Trail, it would be more worthwhile to create an ecologically net positive company to deliver delicious and healthy snacks, and that she could create a yummy savory energy bar that would be a better convenient snack than the typical sweet bar. No surprise as Rachel was usually the chief chef and instigator for our group dinners at the University, and everyone loved her culinary creations!

Our goal as an ecologically net positive company is to leave the natural environment as healthy as it was before your order. We strive to achieve this by sourcing our ingredients from local farms in Colorado and invasive species, by using innovative recyclable packaging, and soon, we’ll start investing in land conservation.