Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Giving Tuesday was born and incubated at the 92nd Street Y and its Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City. Giving Tuesday is now an independent nonprofit and a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity
This movement has inspired countless businesses to factor giving back as a major part of their brand. Here at Modern Mama, we would love to highlight this generosity by shining the spotlight on these exceptional companies. On the first Tuesday of every month, we will post a “Giving Tuesday” blog featuring a Canadian company that has made it their mission to give back. If you are a company that would like to be featured, or would like to nominate one, please contact me at Lesley@modernmama.com.
This month, we will be highlighting Good Food For Good. Good Food For Good is a Toronto based organic food company committed to making it easy for you to eat healthy and help someone in need at the same time. Their food is hand-made using organic ingredients and is free from allergens, refined sugar and preservatives. They are also a social enterprise and a Certified B Corporation. With every purchase of their products, they donate money to feed someone in need.
Their offering includes ketchups, BBQ sauces, fresh cooking sauces and turmeric teas. Their products are sold across Canada and the U.S. under the brand names Good Food For Good and Turmeric Teas. They were also featured on CBC’s Dragon’s Den where they won the vote of not one, but two, dragons.
Before there was Good Food For Good, there was just one woman on a quest. The journey of a lifetime began with one simple question – how do you make eating healthy easy and delicious while making a difference in the world?
The founder, Richa, was born and raised in India. She grew up eating fresh home-cooked meals every night, a blessing she often took for granted. As an adult, Richa strived to cook the same kind of wholesome, hearty meals she grew up on, but the lack of options that were both convenient and nutritious made it increasingly difficult to eat healthy on busy nights. After becoming a mother, Richa knew there was something she needed to do to make a change. How could people be expected to compromise health for convenience?
Driven by her growing desire to make a difference in the world through food, Richa launched Good Food For Good. Richa’s fierce belief in the power of real, whole food and her love for cooking empowered her to create food products that were both nutritious and delicious. No longer would people have to sacrifice their health for the sake of convenience: They could have both.
When love for great taste meets the quest for clean ingredients & giving back to the world.
NOT YOUR ORDINARY SAUCE
At Good Food for Good, the products are certified organic and free of refined sugar, soy, corn syrup, gluten, dairy, or preservatives. Basically, if you wouldn’t add it when cooking from scratch, you won’t find it in our products. Unlike most store-bought sauces you can find, we don’t believe in relying on sugar and artificial additives for flavor. All of our organic sauces are Keto, Paleo, Vegan, and Whole30 Approved, because putting your health first should not have to mean sticking to bland, sauce-less meals.
Read more about the ingredients here.
BUY ONE, GIVE ONE INITIATIVE
1 in 9 people still go to bed on an empty stomach each night. This fact is the driving force behind Good Food For Good. We started this company on the philosophy of making healthier, delicious meals for everyone and donating meals for those in need.
Every time you buy our product, they donate a meal to fight world hunger through our partnerships with Food Banks Canada, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and the Akshaya Patra Foundation. See below for how our program works. Note, we make a cash donation to our not-for-profit partners who then determine the best meal solution for the communities they serve. Overall, the meal donations amount to 2-3% of the company’s product revenue.
Did you know 80 percent of plastic water bottles end up in landfills. Good Food for Good makes sure their materials are environmentally sustainable. They carefully consider what materials they use. Their glass jars are made from a natural material and you can reuse and recycle it again and again without losing out on quality.
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