Erin Stokes, ND
Make better daily food choices. Specifically, choose more fresh fruits and vegetables. Sounds simple, right?
Yet, the reality of taking that simple action can be quite complex, and it has to initiate with having access to high quality, fresh food.
Did you know that 44 million Americans rely on Food Stamps? I didn’t. Looking at the United States population, that’s equivalent to approximately 1 in 7 people in this country. A tangible way to empower people in need to make healthy food choices is to enable the use of food stamps (SNAP) for fresh produce. And an amazing organization called Wholesome Wave does just that.
Wholesome Wave partners with Farmer’s Markets, grocery stores, and corner stores throughout the country to provide guidance on everything from building these “food stamp for produce” programs, to marketing support. Wholesome Wave’s noble initiatives have had impressively big results. In 2016, their work touched 250,000 low income consumers, and unlocked $3.6 million in the purchases of fruits and vegetables! Now that’s making a difference by improving lives.
When MegaFood was developing “MegaPledge” in early 2017, we knew our own initiative could also be an important step towards improving lives, and ultimately, curing nutritional poverty. Once we met our friends at Wholesome Wave, a non-profit dedicated to making fresh fruits and vegetables available to everyone regardless of income, it was clear we had found perfect partnership.
The reality that we see everywhere is that nutritional gaps exist in most people’s diets regardless of income, and it’s important to take proactive steps to close the gap whenever and wherever possible for everyone.
The MegaPledge is a powerful step towards closing your own nutritional gap, and paying it forward to someone in need.
Here’s how it works:
- You Pledge. Pledge to close your nutritional gap by taking a MegaFood Multi made with real, farm fresh foods.
- You Earn. The first 20,000 pledgers receive a $5 off coupon and all will be entered for a chance to win a year’s supply of Multis and a wellness getaway, just for pledging.
- We Donate. MegaFood will donate 1 bottle of Multis for every pledge (up to 20,000) to someone in need. Plus, we’ll make a donation to Wholesome Wave, equivalent to 2 servings of fresh fruits & veggies per pledge for those in need.
We love that Wholesome Wave is dedicated to making fresh fruits and vegetables available to everyone. Every time you pledge to do a little better for yourself by taking a MegaFood Multivitamin, we’ll make our donation to Wholesome Wave to improve the life of someone in need, with 2 servings of fresh fruits and veggies per pledge. Click the hand to pledge now... it's that easy! And by the way... everyone who pledges (and provides contact info) is entered to WIN a year's supply of multivitamins and a wellness retreat put on by our friends at Yoga Journal. (Details can be found here.)
Improving lives and inspiring others is what motivates us here at MegaFood every day, and we know the MegaPledge, along with our Wholesome Wave partnership takes that mission out into the world in an impactful way. We hope you will join us!