Michele’s Granola, a Baltimore-based small batch granola company, has donated more than $60,000 and approximately 200 volunteer hours to Baltimore-DC organizations through its charitable giving program Give One for Good Food®. Michele Tsucalas, founder of Michele’s Granola, created Give One in 2013 to donate one percent of the company’s gross sales plus employer-paid volunteer hours to organizations leading the way towards a healthier, more equitable food system.
Give One funding recipients include Whitelock Community Farm, a Baltimore City urban farm that grows, sells and distributes fresh produce while promoting education and job growth; Gather Baltimore, a volunteer-run program that collects surplus produce for redistribution to Baltimore’s underserved citizens; and the Maryland Farmers Market Association that operates programs to improve access to healthful, local food for all; among others.
Says Whitelock Farm Board President Justin Kuk, "Michele's Granola is one of Whitelock Community Farm's most generous and consistent supporters. Give One provides us with more than just valuable financial support to better serve the community; the Michele's Granola team also volunteers regularly at the farm. Michele and her team are not just another donor, but an important part of the Whitelock Community Farm family."