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!
Animal Welfare Institute
Since its founding in 1951, the Animal Welfare Institute has sought to alleviate the pain and fear inflicted on animals by people. AWI seeks better treatment of animals everywhere – in the laboratory, on the farm, in commerce, at home, and in the wild.
Brilliant Detroit is dedicated to building kid success neighborhoods where families with children ages 0-8 have what they need to be school-ready, healthy, and stable. They do this by establishing and operating home-based hubs in the middle of neighborhoods where they offer evidence-based programming in the areas of education, health, family support, and fellowship.
Celiac Disease Foundation
Celiac Disease Foundation drives early diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease through advocacy, education and advancing research to improve the quality of life for all people affected by gluten-related disorders.
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.
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.
Impact100 is a collective giving model that brings women together to award large-scale grants across five broad focus areas: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Family and Health & Wellness. There are currently more than 50 Impact100 organizations operating across the U.S. and Australia. To date, Impact100 Oakland County has awarded more than $1 Million in grant funding to nonprofits serving Oakland County.
Lighthouse endeavors to build equitable communities that alleviate poverty. With a combined 81 years of serving people experiencing crisis, the new Lighthouse continues to serve men, women, and children living in poverty and at-risk of, experiencing, or recovering from homelessness. Overall, our service approach is to provide immediate access to emergency services including food and shelter, while also focusing on long-term housing solutions and ongoing supportive case management services.
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.