There are those who practice environmentally friendly actions, and then there are those who go to battle for Earth. Arnold®, Brownberry®, and Oroweat® Organic Breads, all brands under Bimbo Bakeries, are now among those fierce environmental warriors, recently announcing their partnership with 1% for the Planet. As members, Arnold, Brownberry, and Oroweat Organic Breads will donate one percent of the brand's revenue to support environmental causes that align with its overall commitment to sustainability and increasing access to and raising awareness of organic and locally-grown foods.
"We're thrilled to announce our partnership with both 1% for the Planet and SeedMoney, which allowed us to help local gardens across the country have a successful growing season," said Diana Kattan, Brand Manager for Arnold, Brownberry, and Oroweat Organic Bread. "These gardens provide opportunities for individuals to connect with the earth, distribute fresh and nutritious foods to local community members, and educate neighborhoods about the importance of organic foods, all things that Arnold, Brownberry, and Oroweat Organic Breads are passionate about."
SeedMoney is a Maine-based nonprofit that provides grants, crowdfunding opportunities, and training to food garden projects across the country and around the world. Earlier this year, the brand proudly awarded Spring Planting Grants of $5,000 each to 11 community-grown gardens around the country to help community members prep their gardens for the planting season. From coast-to-coast, a press release remarked, the winning gardens are a shining example of excellent neighborly efforts to ensure their communities have access to fresh, locally-grown produce.
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The brands' membership with 1% for the Planet is a reflection of their overall commitment to bake breads that honor the beauty of nature by implementing environmentally friendly initiatives to enable a better planet for future generations.
In addition to using USDA Organic ingredients that make the soil richer and promote bio-diversity, Bimbo Bakerie's brands bake using renewable wind energy, and operates 380 alternative fuel bread delivery trucks that release 60 percent less smog into the environment. These sustainability initiatives stem from the company's core belief that when we take care of the earth, the earth can then take better care of us, and therefore its breads are the best they can be.
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