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With the belief that everyone deserves good food, and a passion for using the power of business for positive social change, Michele created the Give One for Good Food® program through which they donate 1% of their sales, as well as employer-paid volunteer time, to organizations that are leading the way towards a healthier, more equitable food system. To date, Michele’s Granola has donated more than $200,000 to help nourish and unite people with nutritious, fresh, local food.
In 2017, Michele’s Granola expanded Give One for Good Food® into a network that connects like-minded, mission-driven businesses to the nonprofits and organizations who are most successfully addressing the nutritional needs of our communities.
We are proud to be one of their 2020 grantees of their Give One for Good Food.
Here is a letter from Michele which is featured on their website.
Baltimore Hunger Project was founded in 2014 to “bridge the weekend hunger gap” by providing weekend food packages to food-insecure children who receive free and reduced-price meals at school. I first connected with founder Lynne B. Kahn early in the COVID-19 pandemic, eager to learn how her program was pivoting in response to school closures and how our Give One for Good Food® program could help.
As I suspected, the need is greater than ever. There are currently 1,500+ food insecure children who rely on the organization’s food distributions each week and COVID-19 related school closures have increased food insecurity for children from low-income households. Without the ability to “discreetly tuck a weekend’s worth of food into backpacks on Fridays” at school, Lynne and the team opened COVID-safe distribution sites throughout the area, run entirely by volunteers.
A growing organization with a mission to end childhood hunger, Baltimore Hunger Project also is deeply committed to serving the community in a compassionate and dignified manner. Distribution is discrete, the food is wholesome and an adequate quantity for a full weekend, plus handwritten notes of encouragement are part of the food package, too.
As part of Michele’s Granola’s commitment to donate 1% of all sales to improve access to nutritious food, we made a $10,000 donation to Baltimore Hunger Project. Our donation is providing weekend food packages for 40 Baltimore-area children for the entire 2020-2021 school year.
Thank you, as our customer, for making this donation possible through your purchases. To learn more, visit www.baltimorehungerproject.org, and read about Lynne in a recent Baltimore Magazine article featuring 30 women shaping the future of Baltimore.