Give One for Good Food® is a network that connects mission-driven businesses to nonprofit organizations leading the way towards a healthier, more equitable food system. Founded on the belief that everyone deserves good food, Give One for Good Food® inspires and equips businesses to participate in creating positive social change by donating 1% of revenues, and employer-paid volunteer time, to the organizations that are most successfully addressing the nutritional needs of our communities.
Give One for Good Food® began as the corporate charitable giving program of a Maryland company, Michele's Granola, whose owner Michele Tsucalas had the vision to use the power of business to support positive change in her local food system. Since 2013, the founding company has donated 1% of its sales annually to improve access to fresh, healthy food in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area. After five successful years of building relationships with nonprofits, and donating over $100,000, the program is establishing a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to fund raise from a network of businesses who together will have an even greater impact in their communities.
Give One for Good Food® endeavors to improve nutrition education and access to healthy food by facilitating business donations of $1.5 million to nonprofits by 2020. Join us!
We support nonprofits working in the following focus areas:
Local Food Production:
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
Increased Access to Healthy Food:
Give One for Good Food® nonprofit partners support programs that increase access to fresh food from local farms more readily available in low-income areas. Business donations 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. Business donations support organizations that offering cooking and nutrition programs to children and adults throughout our communities.