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Two Chicago Non-Profit Organizations Receive Nearly $100,000 in Combined Support From MadeGood Foods to Aid in COVID-19 Relief Efforts
- By Riverside Communications
I Grow Chicago and Marillac St. Vincent will use funds to enhance programming in underserved Chicagoland neighborhoods
TORONTO, April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — MadeGood®, the leading allergy-friendly and nutrient-rich granola snack creators, has pledged nearly $100,000 in combined support to I Grow Chicago and Marillac St. Vincent, two Chicagoland non-profit organizations providing essential services and relief programs to underserved neighborhoods throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation will go towards minimizing food insecurity concerns, as well as ensuring continued eldercare and mental health support for Chicagoans in need.
“In these uncertain times, we remain committed to our core values of leaving the world a better place than we found it,” said Nima Fotovat, President, Riverside Natural Foods, manufacturers of MadeGood. “We are fortunate to be in a position where we are able to support two noteworthy organizations that continue to provide essential human services for those in need throughout the city of Chicago.”
“If in doubt, love” is the motto for I Grow Chicago, an organization creating a culture of hope while serving the Englewood community, one that is most vulnerable especially in this time. Of the approximately 3,000 people they serve, 73% do not have steady jobs, 62% do not have reliable access to the internet, 59% are food insecure, 41% do not have health insurance, 17% do not have a bed to sleep in and 15% do not have access to running water.
Marillac St. Vincent’s vision is to end the cycle of poverty. The organization offers comprehensive, multi-generational human services to upwards of 20,000 Chicagoans in underserved communities. 96% of families they serve qualify for childcare assistance, 100% qualify for free school lunch and many live paycheck to paycheck.
About MadeGood Foods
Canadian-based MadeGood® is dedicated to providing healthy snacks that are rich in nutrients, allergen friendly and minimally processed. All MadeGood products contain wholesome organic ingredients that are ethically sourced. Also, proud to be a certified B Corporation and part of a group of for-profit companies, certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. MadeGood is made in a Zero Waste certified facility. MadeGood® is a good choice for your health, your family’s health and the planet’s health. Trust in something good. For more details, visit madegoodfoods.com and follow on Instagram and Facebook @madegoodfoods
- By Riverside Communications
Riverside Natural Foods Ltd. is extending the MadeGood soft-baked mini cookies line with the debut of Red Velvet, No Nut Butter and Snickerdoodle varieties. According to the company, the cookies feature a full serving of veggies, are certified organic, gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO and kosher parve. In addition, all MadeGood products are produced in a dedicated nut-free facility and are free of the top eight allergens – peanut, tree nuts, gluten, dairy, egg, soy, sesame and shellfish. The product is available in 4.25-ounce boxes that hold five 0.85-ounce portion packs. Each box has a SRP range of $3.99 to $4.99.
The company is also launching GoodTo Go Soft Baked Bars that contain low net carbs (three to four grams per bar), low sugar (one to two grams per bar), 13 grams of plant-based fats and five to six grams of protein. The bars are vegan, gluten- and peanut-free, kosher, keto-friendly and non-GMO Project Verified, the company notes. They are 1.41 ounces each and available in strawberry macadamia nut, chocolate mint, blueberry cashew and double chocolate. They have a SRP of $2.99 each and $24.99 for a nine-ct box.