Give One for Good Food®
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 we donate 1% of our 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.
Good food is produced nearby, in small batches, by people we know. Our donations support local food entrepreneurs and urban farmers who are providing fresh, nutritionally balanced food to our communities.
In 2006, Michele helped open a farmers' market and develop a program to match food stamp dollars in a low-income neighborhood to make fresh food from local farms more readily available. Michele’s Granola continues to support these programs to encourage healthy eating for all while advocating for local food agriculture.
Knowing where our food comes from and how it gets from the farm to our plates is one way to encourage a healthy diet, especially in young people. To uphold this belief, Michele's Granola supports organizations that offer cooking and nutrition programs to children and adults throughout our communities.