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Our Mission is to fill community requests on a local, regional and national scale through the contribution of foodservice equipment and supplies, as well as funding for capital purchases and other needs.

Cooking Up Better Lives seeks to improve the functionality, efficiency and value of community-based non-profit programs. It is the vision that shelters, homes, hospitals and other community-based entities in need of foodservice products or funds, have the opportunity to receive and leverage such contributions.

Nomination Criteria

The following criteria should be reviewed prior to submitting a nomination:


Does the gift have the potential to provide services to more people than if it wasn’t made, to garner media coverage for the organization or individual, or to attract more users or donors to its cause?


Would the organization or individual’s goals be inhibited if the gift were not received?


Does the organization serve a range of individuals?


Does the gift represent an organization or individual from a minority group or cause?

Project Nomination

Nominations can be submitted by a dealer or vendor member of the Excell or Nissco buying groups. Nominations can be for any non-profi­t organization or institution (according to IRS fi­ling) that has a need for foodservice equipment and supplies.

Other Ways To Help

1. Donate Inventory

2. Rebate Gift

3. Nominate a Cause – Calling those in need of foodservice equipment and supplies! Cooking Up Better Lives is looking to build or renovate a full kitchen for a recognized non-profit organization in 2019!

Visit the Projects page to view the wide range of other makeovers Cooking Up Better Lives has sponsored.