At WhiteWave, we’re passionate about giving back to the local communities where we live and work. It’s a part of what we do to empower our employees to live our values and to reinforce a culture of caring.
One of the ways we bring this passion to life is through our work with hunger relief organizations. Our business is food, which makes this cause particularly meaningful and important to us. We believe that everyone should have access to better-for-you foods and beverages, and we’re proud to support this belief through food donations, volunteer hours and financial contributions.
In 2016 alone, we donated more than 2 percent of pretax profits to make a difference in hunger relief and environmental sustainability. Plus, we provided over 2.78 million meals to Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization.
On a local level, our longest standing relationship is with Community Food Share (CFS), a Feeding America food bank serving Boulder and Broomfield counties in Colorado, where our headquarters is located. Since 2006, WhiteWave has donated 12 million pounds of product to the CFS. Our biggest contribution to CFS each year comes through our participation in the “Compete to Beat Hunger” Corporate Challenge, where we match donations dollar-for-dollar to help supply meals to people in need. Last year, we donated more than $200,000 to CFS during the challenge, which provided more than 600,000 meals.
Our ongoing commitment to hunger relief is one way our value of “Share What We Do Well” comes to life, and it’s our employees who make this happen. We’re incredibly grateful for their generous spirits and dedication to giving back to their local communities. It echoes throughout our company and makes for a stronger and more inspired workplace.
More about our hunger relief efforts can be found in our latest corporate social responsibility report: http://www.whitewave.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/WhiteWave-CSR-2014_2015-Full-Report.pdf.