Inside the Discovery Portal

“All we knew when we got into this business was that people wanted a better option for food at their office. That’s what we knew. We didn’t exactly know how we were going to solve for that. We had a general idea, and that’s where the innovation of the LeanBox itself came out of, which is a smart refrigerator, a hi-tech kiosk, whatever you want to call it… in the end, it’s the ability to have a retail that brings interesting, unique, local, fresh food to people where they need it the most, which is Monday through Friday, 9-5.”

The Clean Food Club spent the day with Lean Box, one of Boston’s most innovative new startups, and got an inside look at how they’re changing office food culture.


Alice Kathryn Richardson is a new media photojournalist and creator of The Clean Food Club. She previously spent two years working on Deserts in the District, a series of short-form documentaries exploring food access and hunger in Washington, DC. She is committed to supporting local and sustainable food businesses by telling their stories with photo and video. Follow her on Twitter @AKR_Pictures.

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