Shoppers Shatter Positive Change Record to Support Meals on Wheels

April 19, 2017

In March, Bloomingfoods’ shoppers voted with their dollars and chose improved food access for homebound folks by donating a record-shattering $8,691.84 to support Bloomington Meals on Wheels, where people who are unable to cook for themselves receive two good meals per day delivered by a friendly visitor.  This independently-operated local organization is one of more than 5,000 Meals on Wheels programs throughout the country, which deliver a combined total of nearly 218 million meals per year! We believe this incredibly successful month was our community’s way of responding to the national conversation about where our tax dollars are best spent, and this significant contribution speaks for itself!

“WOW! On behalf of the Meals on Wheels Board of Directors, please accept our most gracious thanks to Bloomingfoods and its shoppers and members in their support of the mission of Meals on Wheels.  Their donations through Positive Change help to make a difference in the lives of our clients.  This donation will allow us to provide 2900 meals to those who cannot afford the daily meal fee.”

Positive Change raises funds by giving shoppers the opportunity to round their purchase up to the nearest dollar or donate more if they wish. Bloomingfoods owner-members vote for the recipients we raise funds for each month and 100% of the proceeds go directly to the organization.
Bloomingfoods would like to extend our gratitude to the owner-members, shoppers, and staff who are making Positive Change a success! It is incredibly inspiring to see how small change can make such a big impact!
The campaign continues at the East, Near West Side and Ivy Tech Bloomingfoods locations. In April, the co-op is raising funds for the Community Kitchen of Monroe County.

 

April beneficiary – Community Kitchen of Monroe County
Community Kitchen provides free nutritious meals, nutrition education, referrals to other agencies, and a clean, comfortable social environment for patrons, staff, and volunteers. Through daily operations and educational outreach, Community Kitchen works to educate the public about the extent of hunger in Monroe County, explain probable causes of hunger, and provide ways to respond to hunger needs.”