Here at Jessica’s Natural Foods we are about more than just delicious and healthy food. From the very beginning we saw the success and growth of our business as an opportunity to give back, and as corny as it may sound, make the world a better place to live. That’s why we decided to donate 5% of our profits to non-profit organizations! When it came time to give, we thought about what we care about most: feeding and helping people, animal welfare, the environment and of course Celiac research. Thanks for being a part of our giving back!
Environmental Working Group
The Environmental Working Group is the nation’s most effective environmental health research and advocacy organization. Their mission is to conduct original, game-changing research that inspires people, businesses and governments to take action to protect human health and the environment.
Forgotten Harvest was formed in 1990 to fight two problems: hunger and waste. Forgotten Harvest “rescued”45.5 million pounds of food last year by collecting surplus prepared and perishable food from 455 sources, including grocery stores, fruit and vegetable markets, restaurants, caterers, dairies, farmers, wholesale food distributors and other Health Department-approved sources. This donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered free-of charge to 252 emergency food providers in the Metro Detroit area.
Whole Planet Foundation®
Founded in 2005, Whole Planet Foundation is a Whole Foods Market foundation that funds poverty alleviation worldwide where the company sources products. The nonprofit’s mission is to empower the poor living in developing-world communities with microcredit and the chance to create or expand a home-based business and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. As of February 2014, Whole Planet Foundation is funding microlending programs through microfinance institution partners in the U.S. and across 58 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, supporting more than 2.42 million people with a chance for a better life. To date, the nonprofit has authorized more than $48 million and disbursed $33 million through microlending partners worldwide.
Gleaners Food Bank
Gleaners Community Food Bank fights hunger in southeastern Michigan. In collaboration with the Feeding America network and their program partners, they provide millions of pounds of donated and purchased food to people in need. They also promote self-sufficiency through education and access.