An Open Letter to Shark Tank

January 8, 2016

Dear Shark Tank,

You have made my dreams come true.

The company I’m proud to lead, Hungry Harvest, was on your show last night.

My entire life, I’ve wanted to become a social entrepreneur. I’ve always wanted to start a business that not only helped people, but gave back to the community. My parents have always taught me that giving is infinitely more powerful than receiving.

You have allowed me to show the vision I have – where there’s no food waste or hunger - to the whole nation. I could not be more grateful for everything you have done for the Hungry Harvest team.

It’s been a journey. We’ve spent sleepless nights sweating, stressing, and exhausting over every single detail of our business in preparation for the airing of the show. We’ve sacrificed meals, relationships, hygiene, sleep, and health because we believe in this concept and our mission of reducing food waste and feeding hungry families.

Shark Tank, you inspire millions every week. You empower individuals to pursue their dreams. You prove that the American dream is very much alive.

I want to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for giving me and the business I’m proud to work for a chance. You gave us the opportunity to stand in front of 5 celebrities, while 8 million more are watching, and try to convince them to invest in Hungry Harvest.

Shark Tank, you’re not just a reality television show. You are a vehicle to realize people’s dreams. You’ve changed my life forever.


Evan Lutz

CEO & Co-founder

Hungry Harvest