Thrive Market: Food for Justice - Danielle Walker

Thrive Market is consistently my go-to when it comes to grocery shopping online. They offer member-only prices and offer my favorite organic brands, so I know I am getting the highest quality products at the best price. I can shop for everything from ethically sourced pantry essentials to sustainable meat and seafood to nontoxic cleaning products. Plus, you can easily shop by lifestyle and values like keto, gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, fair trade certified, and more. 

One of my favorite parts of Thrive Market is the way in which they give back. They do so much to help those in need including their match program where every paid membership sponsors a free one for a low-income family. They are diligently working towards bettering food equality issues around the world and consistently drawing attention to those communities who need it most, especially the BIPOC communities. One of their many highlighted stories is how FoodCorps is fighting for food justice in Mississippi. 

Mississippi residents came together in a big way to help each other in the beginning of Covid19. According to research, one in five people and one in four children in Mississippi face hunger. They have a lack of access to healthy food, which disproportionately affects BIPOC communities and has been exacerbated by the pandemic. FoodCorps has placed eight service members in 7 Mississippi schools, 60% of which are rural and over 90% of the students served by FoodCorps in Mississippi are black. FoodCorps places service members in K-8 schools located in communities with limited resources. They are hands-on for topics like gardening, cooking, nutrition and heavily promoting overall health in schools. FoodCorps was pivotal when the Covid19 pandenic hit. They made extreme efforts to help ensure kids and their families got fed. 

Thrive Market is partnering with FoodCorps this year to help increase healthy food access for families in Mississippi. Currently, member donations to their Food Equality Fund at checkout will support FoodCorps critical work in the state by allowing them to provide 10,000 memberships and 1,000 stipends, as well as to fund food education for 2,000 children at two schools within the Delta region in Mississippi. 

I feel proud to support a business that is extremely forward thinking and using their platform to advocate for those who need it. If you are not already a member you can join today here. To support this cause,  you can donate what you can to help support FoodCorps and their mission to help educate and supply healthy food to those in need. 

If you are interested in more ways that Thrive Market is making a difference can read more about them here!



Thrive Market: Food for Justice


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