Thanks to You, This Mom Gets Healthy Food Delivered to Her Door

December 27, 2016
by Nicole Gulotta for Thrive Market

“If I boil it down, everything I do is to make sure my kids are happy and healthy. It’s all about them.” With only one conventional grocery store in her town, Melissa, a Thrive Market member who lives in Rowland Heights, a small unincorporated community east of Los Angeles, often has to make two or three stops to gather what she needs.

“If I boil it down, everything I do is to make sure my kids are happy and healthy. It’s all about them.”

When Melissa discovered Thrive Market, she was excited because the prices for healthy options are so much better than her local grocery store. The only thing holding her back was the $60 annual membership fee. Through our Thrive Gives program, Melissa’s membership fee was waived, making it possible for her to order healthy groceries for her two daughters, Abigail, 5, and Violet, 3. Melissa loves showing them that eating healthy can be fun, and how caring for the earth is an essential part of life.

“It was so exciting getting that first box, kind of like Christmas,” Melissa said. “Using the tools Thrive Market has can help you make sense of what is a better choice and what is healthy. The free membership is important to me because that $60 can be put towards healthy foods for my family.”


By joining Thrive Market, members not only help their own families—they offer another family the chance to thrive, too. For every paid membership, we donate one to a veteran, teacher, student, or low-income family in need. Learn more.

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