At Sprouts Farmers Market, we have a simple philosophy.
We believe healthy living is a journey and every meal is a choice. We love to inspire, educate, and empower every person to eat healthier and live a better life.
Our team members at Sprouts know that their work supports a larger mission, of creating healthier communities and giving more people access to fresh, affordable food.
To expand upon this work, the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation created the first company-wide Day of Service in 2018, uniting 450 team members for one day of giving. Volunteers harvested produce, distributed food to families in need, and participated in community beautification projects across 28 cities.
Outreach and Volunteer Director, Amber Nichols, from Wasatch Community Gardens in Wasatch, Utah stated, “We loved working with the volunteers in Salt Lake City at our school garden! The volunteers were absolutely amazing, taking on this huge project with a smile. Thank you for helping us create a better space for teaching children how to grow and eat healthy, organic, local food!”
While in North Carolina, Alicia Snow, Perishable Manager at Store #541 in Charlotte remarked, “Everyone did a great job. The food bank had us scheduled to assemble 500 backpacks, and we completed 900 with 45 minutes to spare. It allowed us time to help clean up the space and learn a little more about everything Second Harvest Food Bank does for our community. We absolutely loved helping out and look forward to more volunteer opportunities with Sprouts.”
With positive feedback from team members and nonprofit partners alike, the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation hosted the second annual Day of Service on November 9, 2019, bringing together 650 team members in 38 volunteer events, coast to coast.
Together, these volunteers…
- Built new community and school gardens in Baltimore, Phoenix, and Tucson
- Refreshed 23 community and school gardens across the country
- Packed 1,000 weekend hunger backpacks in North Carolina
- Harvested 6,000 pounds of butternut squash in Orange County, Calif.
- Built one new composting system, one chicken coop, one butterfly installation, and one greenhouse
- Painted two vibrant and educational garden murals
In just one morning, these volunteers donated 2,600 community service hours! Take a look at the Day of Service photo album to see the impact nationwide.