I’m back talking about Sprouts Community Giving + Vitamin Angels! This company really gets better and better the more I learn about them. They really have created such an amazing place for people to learn about health from the groceries they buy to helping support their local community.
Sprouts has moved beyond just making healthy living accessible and really embraces the important idea of giving back. I love that! Every year Sprouts supports local nonprofit organizations from food banks and service groups though in-kind and direct donations. SO amazing! They are really showing that healthy living starts with us and we can make a difference in our local communities.
Food Rescue Program
I’m also a huge fan of their “Food Rescue Program” that helps those in need by providing food, plus feed for animals and nutrients for agriculture soil. Sprouts takes food that can no longer be sold but is perfectly edible and donates it to local hunger agencies. The agencies then disperse them to families in need. Since the Food Rescue Program started in 2013, over 43 million pounds of food have been donated! SO cool! That’s 35 million meals. Even if the food is not ok to give to hunger relief agencies, it is then donated to local dairy farms and cattle ranches as feed. This offers a more nutritious feed, plus lowers greenhouse gas emissions. Finally, food is also donated as compost which makes the soil our crops grow in so much richer. Over 18 million pounds of food have been given since this was started in 2014. Sprouts is raising the bar when it comes to using all resources to create a positive change in the world.
Community Awareness + Giving
Sprouts really is all about being part of the community and giving back. They have supported 830 community events with volunteers and in-kind donations. This effort has reached over 2.75 million residents! I was also impressed with Sprouts efforts when it comes to national disasters. Sprouts has given over 16,000 pounds of food and water to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma. It didn’t stop there, Sprouts also raised over $350,000 for the American Red Cross too! They also have this annual drive during the holidays called “Grab and Give” where they have provided over 2 million meals.
Vitamin Angels is a program that helps those in need and at high risk, such as expectant mothers, young children and new moms. It’s goal is to really serve undeserved communities around the U.S. and in 74 countries around the world. To learn more about Vitamin Angels, their financial transparency and accountability, head to vitaminangels.org.
The whole idea of Vitamin Angels was birthed out of a strong desire to give mothers and children the best possible life through nutritional help. Sprouts has committed with Vitamin Angels to help support their initiative to eliminate infant mortality due to vitamin deficiency disease by year 2030. This initiative will help mothers around the world get the prenatal vitamins they need to ensure healthy babies. What an amazing movement and cause to be a part of!
Since 2014 alone, Vitamin Angels and Sprouts have reached over 6 million kids with vitamin A and de-worming tablets. They are literally changing the course of these children’s lives one supplement at a time! Through August 29th at the Mill Creek Sprouts, every time a product is purchased from a list of more than 1,000 qualifying items throughout the store, .25 will be donated to Vitamin Angels. These add up quickly and provide change for so many!
As you can see, shopping at Sprouts is a no brainer. When you shop there you are creating ripple effects for generations to see!
I can’t wait for you all to experience Sprouts! If you’re in the greater Seattle area then put August 15th on your calendar, Sprouts grand opening in Mill Creek. This is the first Washington store! For more information on the Mill Creek opening check out the press release here.
Have you shopped at Sprouts yet?