Founder and CEO of Healthy Momma, Flossie Hall is an active duty Navy spouse of 15 years and a mother of four, ranging in age from 6 to 17. Like many military spouses today, despite having a college degree, Flossie faced employment challenges due to her husband’s frequent deployments and multiple moves. In fact, Flossie was headed to medical school when orders were received for her husband to deploy overseas – again. Unemployed in San Diego with four children and a husband in harm’s way, many might have considered it easier to pack up and move ‘back home’ to be closer to family for support. Not Flossie.
Living in San Diego is expensive, where one in five active-duty military families qualify for food subsidies according to Feed America. With money and time being tight, Flossie had started preparing fresh cooked meals in bulk for her family each week. Word soon spread and she found herself cooking healthy meals for other military families. Marrying her passion for eating healthy and a desire to meet a growing need for affordable meals outside our nation’s drive-thru windows, Healthy Momma was born. In the beginning, the majority of her customers were other military families, but that soon changed with the help of The Rosie Network, a local nonprofit whose mission is to help veterans and military spouses successfully launch and grow their small businesses.
Within the first six months, Flossie was producing nearly 6,000 meals a week out of a commercial kitchen and employed over 40 people – mostly military spouses and veterans looking for flexible hours and supplemental income. Today, Healthy Momma has surpassed 1M in sales, provided over a quarter of a million affordable, healthy meals in San Diego and has become a resource and mentor to other military spouse entrepreneurs. She has been featured in the Military Entrepreneur MAG and was recently nominated by the San Diego Business Journal as a 2016 Most Admired CEO.
Flossie turned her personal struggles juggling kids and military life, into a thriving businesses that offers a flexible work environment where military kids are often present during meetings. She knows all too well the chaotic needs of the military spouse community and has made it part of her mission to make a difference.
“Donating my time and meals to military families in need is the least I can do for those who serve our country and the spouses who serve beside them,” said Flossie when asked what she enjoys most about being an small business owner.”
What’s next for this young Wonder Woman? Taking Healthy Momma nationwide. Flossie is on a mission to show America that a meal delivery service doesn’t have to be a “luxury item,” and that healthy food can be delicious, easy and most of all, affordable. With meals ranging for $3-$8 each, options for family style meals, kid’s meals, low carb, gluten free and just about everything in between, there truly is something for everyone. So whether you’re a busy mom, a single sailor, moving into a new home, experiencing a loss or illness, a college student away from home, or just someone who loves good food, Healthy Momma has you covered.