Commonly Asked Questions

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We’re sorry about that! We rely on our grocery partners to date sticker the products when they pull from frozen storage and display in their refrigerated case. This allows for the freshest product experience for you. In the event your store did not date sticker the product, please contact the specific store. Unfortunately we do not have the ability to know when our products are placed into the refrigerated display case. Our vac-seal packaging keeps the products fresh for 21 days at refrigerated temps.

Yes, absolutely! The USDA advises that it is safe to refreeze meat. And thanks to our packing methods, the flavor, texture, and quality of your product will not be affected. It’s best to enjoy the meat within 12 months of freezing.

The possibilities are endless! Visit our recipe page for quick and healthy recipes and inspiration. Enjoy!

Mighty Spark product that is nitrate and nitrite-free is noted on the front of our packaging. The chicken and turkey we source are nitrate and nitrite-free. If you have questions about our product ingredients, visit our product page to see each product’s full ingredients. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us directly at 888-333-1735.

Mighty Spark’s chicken snack sticks are gluten-free, produced in a gluten-free facility as defined by the USDA.

Our all-natural, fresh meat, are produced without grains, such as wheat, rye, barley and others. However, our fresh products are not produced in certified gluten-free facilities as defined by the USDA and cannot carry that certification. 

The reason we don’t print an expiration date on the product is because retailers keep the product frozen and unexposed to light. As soon as the product goes on shelf, our grocery partners apply the date sticker.

Mighty Spark products are best when they are fully thawed before cooking; we recommend thawing in the refrigerator. Once fully thawed, cook meat to an internal temperature of 165°F and enjoy!

The chicken used for Mighty Spark’s snack sticks are free of antibiotics, hormones and they’re MSG-free.

The poultry we source from U.S. farms is free of added hormones. The chicken sourced for our fresh meat currently does not have the antibiotic-free claim. We work with U.S. farmers who provide antibiotic treatment to their animals when they get sick, just as you and I do with our pets. The USDA conducts a monitoring program to ensure the antibiotics are effectively eliminated from the animals’ systems at processing and that no unsafe residues are detected in finished products. 


Thanks to your support, Mighty Spark partners with Children’s Hunger Fund and Feeding America for domestic and international meal donations to local food banks, school lunch programs, orphanages, disaster relief and more.

To learn more about our non-profit partners and the impact of your meal donations, visit our Give Back page.

We have three products that all translate into donated meals just a little differently! For every fresh meat product you purchase (our packaged links, patties, and grinds) you are donating one meal. For every 1lb of Butcher Counter meat purchased, one meal is donated. And lastly, a meal is donated for every three snack sticks sold.

Every purchase of Mighty Spark product helps donate meals. Your purchase is a small but powerful act that provides a meal to someone in need, so thank you! Together, we can be the spark that makes an impact.

While running his small Minneapolis farmers market meat stand, Mighty Spark founder, Nick Beste, was asked to help with a school’s backpack program. After researching school backpack programs, Nick was shocked at what he found  – millions of kids went home every Friday after school without knowing where their next meal would come from.

Hunger impacts every community in the U.S. An estimated 1 in 8 Americans are food insecure. Worldwide, there are millions of people in need of food. As of 2016, the number of malnourished people rose to 815 million.

Determined to help and create a force for doing good, Mighty Spark was launched in 2018. Today, Mighty Spark has grown into a movement, with your help we're donating millions of meals!

Local meals are donated with our partner Feeding America and their network of food banks across the U.S. Examples of the meals donated to people in need include a hot or cold lunch through summer school programs; meals provided at soup kitchens and shelters; fresh produce distributed at food pantries and mobile deliveries, and more.

Your meal donations through Children’s Hunger Fund consist of macaroni, rice and beans, and have benefited orphanages, refugee camps and those on the verge of malnourishment in regions that are challenging to make donations, including Thailand and Cambodia.