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Charitable Giving

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Where We Work & Live

Every year we support approximately 100 nonprofit organizations through corporate charitable giving and our Helping Hands Committees. The majority of our gifts are directed to our core focus areas of philanthropy: environmental conservation, sustainable and organic agriculture, hunger, and nutrition education.

For a complete list of the organizations that we support, visit our Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

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Food Donations

Through our long-standing partnership with Feeding America, we donate millions of pounds of food each year to aid in the fight to end hunger in the United States.

Community Giving

At each of our facilities a passionate group of associates operate a Helping Hands Committee, dedicated to creating meaningful change in their communities. They donate over $200,000 each year to local charities from coast to coast.

Payroll Giving

We support our associates’ desire to give back by offering the opportunity to donate to Feeding America, American Cancer Society, Farmer Veteran Coalition, United Way, Vitamin Angels, UNFI Associate Relief Fund and our UNFI Foundation directly from their paycheck.

Associate Relief Fund (ARF)

This Fund was established to assist associates in times of financial hardships to ensure that they are able to meet their basic needs when unavoidable emergency situations make it difficult to do so. The Associate Relief Fund is supported by donations from associates, enabling them to help each other in times of need.

The UNFI Foundation

The UNFI Foundation awards grants to nonprofits that support healthy, organic food systems. Our grantees focus on increasing organic food production, providing research and science to develop organic farming practices, protecting the biodiversity of our seed supply, developing new organic farmers and more.