SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- There's your frozen dinners like Salisbury steak and meatloaf, and then there's frozen meals packaged by San Diego native Ashleigh Ferran that bring familiar flavors to your table from popular restaurants like Juniper Ivy, Galaxy Taco and Ranch 45.
"Instead of walking down grocery aisles and supporting other sources from the U.S., you're buying not just from local restaurants but they are all sourced locally and kitchens in San Diego restaurants. You're taking those dollars and putting it back into the local economy," Ferran said.
The idea came when Ferran lost her job amid the pandemic. She took her skills in hospitality, customer service and food to create In Good Company, a frozen meal delivery service that helps restaurants while satisfying people's hunger.
"Chefs are able to pick a dish w great margins and they keep all profit for their business," said Ferran.
And these aren't meals you'd find at the restaurant, they're off menu entrees created just for Ferran's business. Each one feeds about 2-3 people and comes in a reusable container they pick up once it's empty.
"It's easy to see your trash pile up with to-go containers, so we're helping you lighten your load while doing something great for the planet," said Ferran.
In Good Company provides good eats while giving a lifeline to restaurants who could certainly use all the help right now.
"It's openness to collaborate, think about how we can support each other, stay safe and bring joy around the dinner table. That's what keeps me inspired and happy to share that with everyone else," said Ferran.
You can purchase meals until Saturday, Dec. 12. Every month they'll work with a new set of local restaurants and chefs.