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You’ll Never Guess How Many Meals Thrivers Donated This Holiday Season

January 26th, 2016

Last November, we asked our members to consider donating a small portion of the money they saved by shopping with us to Feeding America. The response was nothing short of astounding.

In less than two months, our members donated an an average of $5.07 at checkout—totaling $102,877.13—to food banks across the United States. With a matching donation of $100,000 from Tony Robbins, our final number came to $202,877!

That translates to over 2.2 million meals. We’re in awe of the generosity of our community, and we’d like to thank everyone for their support in this campaign against hunger.

“Hunger is an issue that affects every community in the United States, but not every community has adequate access to affordable, nutrient-rich food,” said Nancy Curby, vice president of corporate partnerships at Feeding America. “Thrive Market and its customers are committed to the fight to end hunger, not only helping to support our efforts to provide more food for the 48 million Americans facing food insecurity, but also to help provide greater access to foods that support a balanced diet.”

In addition to the money raised, Thrive Market donated a free membership to every client and employee of Feeding America’s food banks to help them access organic, healthy food at affordable prices.

We’re honored to call Feeding America a partner, and we can’t wait to see what the Thrive Market community will accomplish together in 2016.

Photo credit: Alicia Cho

This article is related to: Healthy Meals, Living, Thrive Gives

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Michelle PellizzonCertified health coach and endorphin enthusiast, Michelle is an expert in healthy living and eating. When she's not writing you can find her running trails, reading about nutrition, and eating lots of guacamole.

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