Philanthropic Foods: eat good for the greater good (part II)

philanthropic foods

So you already know where to dine if you want to do good.  But what if you’re more inclined to eat at home?  Well, we’ve got you covered there too.  If you prefer to stay in and enjoy a home-cooked (or home-heated-up-in-the-microwave) meal, you can still contribute to the greater good. There are a significant amount of benevolent food & beverage brands whose mission aligns with ours: to help feed the hungry.  They primarily donate food, or a percentage of their profits for each item of food or drink purchased.  So, what can you do?  Simply start by adding some foods and drinks to your kitchen that automatically give to the less fortunate.

What food & drink items contribute to the greater good?  We’ve done the legwork for you and collected some of the best food & drink items you can buy while supporting a great cause.  So update your grocery list with these tasty eats and tap into your philanthropic side by doing what you do best…eating.  


Askinosie Chocolate
(donates to local organizations and feeds malnourished students in the Philippines and Tanzania)

philanthropic charitable foods askinosie chocolate
photo: Askinosie Chocolate on Facebook

Danconias Truffle Brownies
(gives to Community Table Kitchen, a non-profit that provides employment, resources and housing to individuals getting back on their feet)

danconia's truffle brownies
photo: Danconias on Facebook

Project 7 gums and gummies
(gives back to 7 areas of need: feeding the hungry, healing the sick, supporting those who hope for peace, housing the homeless, quenching those who thirst, teaching them well, and saving the Earth—buy it here)

philanthropic charitable food project 7
photo: Project 7 on Facebook

condiments and spreads:

Newman’s Own
(donates 100% of profits to charity—buy it here)

philanthropic charitable food and drink newman's own salad dressing
photo: Newman’s Own on Facebook

Good Spread Peanut Butter
(donates a portion of profits to battle childhood malnutrition—buy it here)

philanthropic charitable foods good spread
photo: Good Spread on Facebook

healthy snack boxes:

(donates a 1-month supply of nutrients to malnourished children for each snack box purchased)

philanthropic charitable foods
photo: SnackNation on Facebook

Love with Food
(donates a meal to hungry children for every box purchased)

philanthropic charitable food love with food
photo: Love with Food on Facebook

 This Bar Saves Lives
(“for every bar you buy, we give a packet of life-saving foods to a child in need. we eat together.”—buy it here)

philanthropic charitable food snack bar
photo: This Bar Saves Lives on Facebook

Late July
(donates 10% of all proceeds to charities that support current and future sustainability of the food industry—buy it here)

philanthropic charitable foods late july
photo: Late July on Facebook

 healthy beverages:

Mamma Chia
(donates 1% of gross sales to support farmers, community groups and organizations that build healthy, local food systems—buy it here)

philanthropic charitable drinks mamma chia
photo: Mamma Chia on Facebook

DAVIDsTEA “Me to We” tea
(donates two weeks of clean water to a Kenyan community with every 50g purchase—buy it here)

philanthropic charitable drink beverage companies brands tea
photo: DAVIDsTEA on Facebook

alcoholic beverages:

Greenbar Distillery spirits
(plants one tree per bottle sold and has planted more than 700,000 trees since 2008)

philanthropic charitable alcoholic drinks beverages
photo: Greenbar Distillery on Facebook

Demetrio Tequila
(a portion of the profits from each bottle of Demetrio tequila purchased will go to Water For People)

philanthropic charitable beverages drinks tequila
photo: Demetrio Tequila on Facebook

OneHope Wine
(donates to multiple causes including: cancer research, animal shelters, childhood hunger, life-saving vaccines and much more—buy it here)

philanthropic charitable beverages drinks wine
photo: OneHope Wine on Facebook

Inspired to do more for your community?  Donate your extra time and/or money to these charitable campaigns and foundations:

Feeding America:
Food Recovery Network:
No Kid Hungry:
We Don’t Waste:

Hello! I'm Kristina

Kristina Reynolds is the Founder & CEO of Glutto and an alumna of the University of California, San Diego. She writes articles & posts for Glutto Digest with insights from fellow industry experts. Furthermore, she is the author of The Fittest Food Lovers: How EVERY BODY Can be Incredibly Fit and Still Enjoy Food, a collaborative philanthropic book with proceeds going to charities that fight world hunger.