Manufacturing Heated Lunch Totes Since 1997
Warm and Tote LLC was established in 1997 by my husband and I , Glenn and Linda Page. Glenn, a middle school science teacher, embraced the science of thermal dynamics and harnessed the concept of “temperature control” by developing a product that carries hot or cold meals portably. In 1998 we were granted a U.S. patent for a portable “heated lunch tote” .
The heated lunch tote concept was designed out of a need to help parents of children with autism. As teachers, we worked very closely with many parents. This product helped parents with children on the spectrum by providing their kids with warm meals, or just their favorite meals, while away from home. For the kids this was a God sent. It created a smooth transition from home to school. For working parents it was security that their child would have a good school day. The word spread among other school parents who later discovered their kids wanted more than just a sandwich for lunch. We never knew that our business would service the school community for 27 years.
In 2020 when COVID hit and schools shut down, Warm and Tote like many other businesses suffered a huge loss in sales. In an effort to stay afloat Warm and Tote had to pivot. As a Soror of the Greek community I decided to shift the concept of the heated lunch totes to appeal to busy adults who work and attend meetings ,conventions, travel and had to stick to their restricted diets, like diabetes, salt free diets, low fat diets etc. I named this new collection L.Y.N.A.Y. Bags which is an acronym for Love Your Neighbor As Yourself . A value we strive to live by as God’s people and as business owners.
One thing we learned through this journey was that whenever obstacles block your path, especially when you choose to be of service to others, another way will always open up, if you don’t give up !
We hope you enjoy our products !!
"Hello, I would like to give a big shout-out to your company for mastering the art of keeping hot lunches “hot”. I have tried many, many different products and yours definitely came out on top. I highly recommend your product... Have a wonderful day,"
"Thank you for creating such a great product We now have 12 kids in our little private school using the lunch bags-----not only because you created a great product but you gave me great customer service. All the best"
"I purchased a blue Warm & Tote for my husband. He is a diabetic and parcel delivery driver. He uses the Warm & Tote to keep his insulin chilled so that it does not go bad during the day. What a terrific product!"
Dear Warm & Tote: Our family used the warm & Tote pouch for a long time now. We just LOVE this amazing invention. It keeps warm for hours and is super safe for the kids. It takes 2 minutes to warm up, and the food is warm for hours later. Also, it is easy to wash, since the pouch comes with a fabric washable cover. You can keep anything warm! We tried so many different products before, but the warm and tote is by far the BEST one! We truly enjoy it. Thank you for providing such a simple and easy solution for every family.
Stay cold up to 10 hours
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