Helping a rural community live a healthier lifestyle
Newman’s Own gives all of its profits to charity, like the one that provides rural, low-income families with access to mobile groceries.
A few years ago, Camille Romero and her children were going through a rough time. They had health issues, no car and money was tight, which meant fresh produce was in short supply at their New Mexico home.
Around that time, a counselor recommended Romero look into a program called MoGro, a nonprofit food delivery service that makes organic fruits and vegetables available to rural, low-income families for an affordable price.
“MoGro is a healthy food initiative that serves low-income, rural and tribal communities who lack access to affordable healthy foods,” says Rebecca Baran-Rees, program director for MoGro. “Families can place orders for organic fruits and vegetables and other grocery items to be delivered.”
Families then pick up their orders at local CSAs that partner with MoGro to put farm-fresh produce in the hands of local communities, thanks to generous support from Newman’s Own.
“I’ve noticed a huge improvement in my children’s health since we started eating MoGro. They’re not sick as often, and they haven’t missed a day of school,” Romero says, adding that she has seen benefits in her own health, too. “Since I’ve added MoGro, I’ve lost weight, and I have more energy to keep up with the kids.”
For over 30 years, Newman’s Own has helped support thousands of charitable causes and organizations, with close to half a billion dollars being donated since its founding in 1982. Every time you buy a Newman’s Own product, you start a journey toward improving someone’s life — someone like Camille Romero and her family.