RICHMOND, B.C. — Nature’s Path — the first-ever certified-organic cereal manufacturer in North America and leading breakfast and snack food company — has successfully delivered more than one million bowls worth of donated food to 10 U.S. and Canadian organizations. In addition to the donated goods, Nature’s Path has raised more than $335,000 for its food-bank partners.
“We know the compounding effects COVID-19 has had on food insecurity in North America, especially on children,” says Jyoti Stephens, vice-president, Mission and Strategy at Nature’s Path. “In responding to this critical need, we more than doubled our annual commitment to deliver nutritious, organic food to as many families as possible.”
Nature’s Path’s organic foods — including wholesome cereals, oatmeal and granolas — were distributed to 10 food banks and related organizations serving vulnerable communities across the U.S. and Canada. Among the organizations benefitting include Feed the Children (U.S.), Second Harvest Canada (Canada), Blessings in a Backpack (U.S.), Daily Bread Food Bank (Canada), Ruby’s Pantry (U.S.), Greater Vancouver Food Bank (Canada), Second Harvest Orange County (U.S.) and many more. These organizations were also the beneficiaries of Nature’s Path’s monetary pledges, which matched every dollar donated with $5 worth of organic food.
“So many children don’t know where their next meal is coming from,” says Nancy Major, managing director with Blessings in a Backpack of Waukesha County. “Our partnership with Nature’s Path has helped to alleviate this stress in the Sussex community, and we are extremely grateful for Nature’s Path’s generosity and ongoing support of our work to feed hungry children.”
This marks the 10th year Nature’s Path has donated through the Eat Well Do Good program. Through the campaign, every dollar raised puts five to 12 times more food in the hands of vulnerable families and individuals.