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.
Donations and Sponsorships
Food Rescue Program
At the end of each day, Sprouts donates all unsold and edible but not marketable groceries to Feeding America and their local affiliate hunger relief agencies 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:
- Download Word version
Email us your application at firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your Federal 501(c)(3) form. Applications must be completed in full and submitted online to be considered. We will not accept mailed or faxed application requests.
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 14,000, 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 $3 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.
Our Oklahoma Sprouts stores are proud supporters of Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and its mission of “fighting hunger and feeding hope.” The partnership also includes sponsorship of the charity’s Backpack for Kids program, an initiative that provides chronically hungry elementary school children with a backpack filled with food to eat on weekends and holidays. A $1 or $5 donation in Oklahoma Sprouts stores can provide food to children and families in need.
Conner's Cause for Children
On August 29, 2013 Sprouts Farmers Market and our generous vendors and partners proudly raised more than $100,000 for Conner’s Cause for Children. The money raised from this event will go a long way to help nourish and improve the lives of Conner's Cause families. Each year, Conner's Cause provides critical financial assistance to more than 400 families struggling to cover the out of pocket costs of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness or injury.
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