Staff Guide | July 2016
Healthy & Organic Food Delivered To Your Door
From organic groceries to healthy meals you can make at home, these are our favorite food delivery services that simplify our shopping needs while aligning our everyday purchases with our values for ethical labor practices and environmental sustainability. Each of these 5 companies are concerned with what's good for you what's good for the planet and what's good for the people at every level of their supply chains. They are committed to organic, healthy, fair trade and environmentally-friendly products and practices and they're working tirelessly to better the lives of those in their communities.
1. Thrive Market
Fair & Ethical | Thrive Market allows consumer to shop fair trade, healthy, natural, non-GMO, organic, vegan, raw, Paleo, gluten-free, and non-toxic items from the top-selling brands at wholesale prices.
Environmentally Friendly | All of Thrive’s packaging, boxes and inserts are made from recycled paper and are recyclable and the company is 100% carbon neutral through carbonfund.org.
Giving Back | Thrive Market gives a free membership to a low-income family for every paid member who joins Thrive.
How It Works | A membership at Thrive is the equivalent of $5/month ($59.95 annually) and allows you to shop organic and natural foods in everyday sizes at 25-50% off retail prices. Products are delivered to your door.
What Reviewers Say | “Thrive Market makes healthy living accessible and affordable. This is exactly what the people have been waiting for. Their favorite products at a great price delivered straight to their door no matter where they live.” - Jillian Michaels
Perks We Love | Receive a free jar of Thrive Market virgin organic coconut oil or Justin's Almond Butter and an additional 15% OFF any other items on your first purchase. Happy shopping!
Fair & Ethical | GreenChef works with the best local producers, including many small family farms. All of their organic producers demonstrate respect for the environment and their employees through fair labor practices, humane treatment of animals, sustainable, natural practices, and rigorous quality standards. They have vegan and vegetarian meal plans available.
Environmentally Friendly | GreenChef works exclusively with environmentally conscious, GMO-free suppliers. Their packaging is made from 100% recycled cardboard and all materials are recyclable or compostable.
Give Back | As you share your GreenChef meals with the world through social media, GreenChef donates funds to their charitable partner, Meals On Wheels Association of America.
How It Works | 3 organic meals are delivered to your door each week with perfectly proportioned ingredients and diverse recipes for you to make in around 30 minutes. Choose the menu that fits your lifestyle—from gluten-free couple to vegan family of four, to meat-loving household of six. Prices range from aprox. $10 to $15 per meal.
What Reviewers Say | “We were absolutely pleased with our organic Green Chef meals – they were easy, healthy, tasty, and came in comparatively eco-friendly packaging. If you keep trying and failing to come up with time to meal plan, then this is an excellent solution.” - Alden Wicker, Founder of Ecocult
Fair & Ethical | HelloFresh provides customers with fresh, healthy, high-quality ingredients from local suppliers and family farms. Although not organic, all ingredients are natural and seasonal.
Environmentally Friendly | HelloFresh’s focus on locally sourcing ingredients reduces the distance ingredients have travelled, lowering the CO2 emissions caused by your weekly food basket. Each delivery van delivers food bags to around 50 customers a week ensuring that the delivery vehicle travels the shortest distance possible, reducing CO2 emissions.
How It Works | With a HelloFresh recipe box subscription, you will receive a box of fresh ingredients and delicious recipes every week to make at home. The boxes can be customized for 2-4 people and range from around $8 to $10 per meal.
What Reviewers Say | “HelloFresh is a huge hit in my home! Everyone thinks Mommy is a gourmet chef now with HelloFresh. The food is delivered to my door step, the instructions for each recipe are easy to follow and the meals are healthy for us!” - Patty Shukla
Perks We Love | Receive $35 off your first box!
Fair & Ethical | Winc works directly with winemakers and growers to craft their wines, actively supporting those who practice sustainable farming and winemaking. When possible, they source organically grown grapes from vineyards that practice minimal intervention throughout the winemaking process.
Environmentally Friendly | Winc has a "zero-waste" office environment, and is constantly looking for ways to decrease their carbon footprint by consolidating every part of the grape-to-glass process.Winc ship wines in recyclable bulk containers and bottle them at a centralized, state-of-the-art facility, a system that avoids the significant carbon impact of added weight and wasted space associated with transporting finished wine in bottle.
Give Back | Winc partners with Charity Water, Pacifica For the Planet, and Venice Arts for Local Flavor through the sales of their wines.
How It Works | Winc is a personalized online wine club that asks you a series of questions about your Palate Profile and let’s you personalize your monthly wine deliveries with wine sourced from organic and sustainable grape vineyards. The monthly experience starts at 3 bottles a month for $39 + $6 flat rate shipping.
What Reviewers Say | “Their wine selection is amazing! Mostly small-batches from nearly unheard of wineries, a lot from CA, but plenty imported... Whether you're a connoisseur, a wine-lover, or just an occasional grape-drinker, you'll find something for you! And their customer service is amazing!” - Mandy R.
Perks We Love | Receive $20 off your first order plus complimentary shipping on 4+ bottles (exclusive offer).
5. The Honest Company
Fair & Ethical | The Honest Company is a mission-driven company providing organic formula for baby, organic personal care, vitamins & more delivered to your home. They source natural, organic, sustainably harvested, renewable, and pure raw materials for all their formulas, vitamins and personal care products.
Environmentally Friendly | The Honest Company uses 100% renewable California Solar, invests in Renewable Energy Credits is B Corps Certified, and a Gold member of Green America Certified Business for their ethical and environmental practices.
Give Back | As a mission-driven company, The Honest Company has diverse charitable partnerships, and works with advocates on promoting policy changes that better protect both children and planet.
How It Works | Buy individual products directly online or save up to 35% when buying bundles that allow you to choose the products you need (and want) and decide how often they ship - directly to your doorstep.
What Reviewers Say | “The Honest Company Essentials Bundle is one of my favorite subscriptions ever – they have amazing eco-friendly products that we use every day.” - My Subscription Addiction
Perks We Love | Receive a free trial discovery kit of Honest Company Essentials and pay $5.95 for shipping.
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