MOM Brands® Partners with Whole Foods Market® to Help Alleviate Poverty
MINNEAPOLIS (October 4, 2012) –MOM Brands announced that it is partnering with Whole Foods Market to support Whole Planet Foundation during the month of October at the grocer’s stores across the country.
For every purchase of Three Sisters® 27.5 oz. Sweet Wheat® cereal at Whole Foods Market stores in October, MOM Brands will donate $1 to Whole Planet Foundation, with a goal of giving $30,000. In 2005, natural and organic retailer Whole Foods Market established Whole Planet Foundation as an expansion of its mission to be an active participant in the global community. The nonprofit provides grants to microfinance institutions in poor communities where the grocer sources products. MOM Brands’ contribution will help directly fund the Foundation’s mission to provide poor entrepreneurs in developing countries with a chance to lift themselves out of poverty through microlending programs.
“We are fortunate to partner with Whole Foods Market to help increase awareness of global poverty,” said Linda Fisher, MOM Brands director of corporate communications. “At MOM Brands, we are committed to giving back in the communities where we live and work. Whole Planet Foundation does the same, supporting communities in more than 50 countries, making it a cause we can fully stand behind.”
Three Sisters has been a supplier partner to Whole Foods Market since 2008 and includes 10 delicious ready-to-eat varieties, as well as six hot oatmeal options. All Three Sisters varieties are free of artificial flavors and preservatives, and many varieties also carry the 100% Whole Grains stamp from the Whole Grains Council.
“Kudos to MOM Brands for joining Whole Planet Foundation in the fight against global poverty,” said Philip Sansone, president and executive director for Whole Planet Foundation. “Thanks to the generous contributions of companies like MOM Brands, we’ve been able to provide loans to more than 220,000 microcredit clients around the world, supporting more than 1.3 million people in their fight against poverty.”
To date, Whole Planet Foundation has disbursed more than $20 million and committed more than $32 million to fund microlending projects around the world, supporting more than 1.3 million people with a chance for a better life. To find out more about Whole Planet Foundation and how you can get involved, visit: wholeplanetfoundation.org.
About MOM Brands
MOM Brands is the largest family owned cereal company in the U.S. The company has produced quality cereal products since 1919 and manufactures many varieties of oatmeal, family favorite ready-to-eat and natural cereals as well as its original, farina-based hot cereal. Today, one in 10 servings of breakfast cereal eaten every day is a MOM Brands cereal. Dedicated to finding better ways to make a better breakfast at a better price, MOM Brands is continually innovating to produce, package and transport its cereals in ways that reduce environmental impact. For more information about MOM Brands and its cereal products please visit www.MOMBrands.com.