Planting Seeds & Fulfilling Kneads

Our founder, Joseph Bisogno, is the definition of an entrepreneur. Like a lot of kids he started out running a lemonade stand when he was six years old, but it didn’t stop there. By 18 he’d bought an ice cream truck, and later purchased a gas station. In 1989, Bisogno started Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pastas® in Lenexa, KS after nearly 10 years of experience with the McDonald’s Corp. He’d leveled up.

Established in 2005, the Goodcents Foundation’s initial mission supported the under-served elderly population in the KC metro area. Goodcents Foundation has a renewed focus on sustainability and fighting food insecurity. GF is teaching people of all ages to grow their own food via a thriving teaching garden curriculum in seven KCK-area elementary and middle schools, now celebrating its second decade. Goodcents Foundation also supports local charity Thelma’s Kitchen, supplying fresh bread to this ‘donate-as-you-can’ cafe that gives all members of the community the opportunity to volunteer in exchange for a meal.

Goodcents Foundation programming is funded by your generous donations, gifts and grants. To make a tax-deductible donation, click here.