At Sprouts Farmers Market, we believe in giving back to the communities we serve. We support local non-profit and educational institutions that share our goal of improved health, nutrition and fitness. Over the years, we have been proud to be associated with many incredible causes, doing our part to improve the lives of thousands of people through planned contributions.
Food Rescue Program
At the end of each day, Sprouts donates all unsold and edible but not marketable groceries to local area hunger relief agencies and charities as part of our local Food Rescue program.
Similarly, any produce that does not pass the daily quality check in our Distribution Centers, but is still fit for human consumption, gets set aside for charity. Relief agencies pick up excess or damaged fresh produce that would otherwise go to waste and distribute it to those in need. Whether it's the fruit that is cut in half for quality checks, or a box of produce that has a few too many bumps and bruises, it's perfectly edible, just not sellable. Sprouts receives tax benefits for its donations, but the warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from doing the right thing is far more valuable.
We are proud to participate in the Scrip fundraising program, helping non-profit organizations raise money. This popular fundraising program invites non-profit organizations to pre-purchase Sprouts gift cards at a 5% discounted rate and then re-sell the Sprouts gift cars at full price.
For more information, please contact the Great Lakes Scrip Center by phone at (800) 727-4715, or visit their website at www.glscrip.com.
We also regularly sponsor events and make in-kind donations to local community causes that address healthy living and eating for children and families. Donations are also granted at store level, in the form of food donations or gift cards, to qualifying organizations that are aligned with our goals. Examples include donations of bananas or water for fundraising events; donations of reusable bags for health fairs and green festivals; and donations of gift cards to be used as raffle items or to purchases food for a fundraising event.
To get started, download our Donation Application for sponsorship and donation request:
Email us your application at email@example.com, along with your Federal 501(c)(3) form.
Beginning July 1, 2013 Sprouts will only accept donation request by email.
Sprouts employees are encouraged to help people and organizations in need. We have provided major volunteer support to events such as the Walk Now for Autism Speaks, the Phoenix Rescue Mission and various food banks in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas and Utah. With an engaged employee base now topping 11,300, we have the ability to use our leverage to support causes small and large.
For the past three years, Sprouts has helped raise money for autism research through a multifaceted program with Autism Speaks and the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center. This is a cause near and dear to the heart of Sprouts President Doug Sanders, who has a child who has been diagnosed with autism. Sprouts has raised more than $2 million through the kind generosity of our customers (who made donations at the cash register) and business partners.
Grab 'N Give
Throughout the holiday season, Sprouts executes our annual Grab ‘n Give holiday food drive to help feed the hungry in our local communities. Our shoppers have the opportunity to purchase and donate bags of groceries at a 10% discount. We then donate the bags to local food banks in the communities we serve.
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