Spreading goodness is a year-round activity, so we encourage you to check back frequently to see what
we’ve been up to. Find out what’s new at Annie’s:

Spreading Goodness by Giving Back

At Annie’s, we try to employ the engine of our business to make the food system more sustainable and the world a better place, but we know this approach doesn’t accomplish all of the changes we want to see. And we know that we can’t do it by ourselves. So, we find …

Volunteering within our Community

Another key way we give back is by contributing time to our local community. We have a formalized volunteering program whereby we provide opportunities for employees to volunteer at specific organizations in the Bay Area during the workday. These volunteer hours can take …

Meet the Organic Valley Dairy Farmers

Some of the organic cheese in our organic macaroni and cheese products is sourced from Organic Valley, a farmer-owned cooperative made up of more than 1,800 farmers across the country. In 2012, we visited with some of the Organic Valley dairy farmers located in Northern …

A Hidden Camera Experiment

Kids love Annie’s Mac and Cheese. Kids love Annie’s Pizza. These things we know for sure. But what would kids do if faced with a decision? Would they resist these dinner time favorites and wait ten minutes for an Annie’s Rising Crust Mac & Cheese Pizza? 
We put …

Agricultural scholarships: supporting future farmers

Every year we award $100,000 in scholarships to students through our Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship program. Sustainable and organic agriculture is core to our business and everything that we do, so we’re proud to support the next generation of farmers!
Our …

Carbon Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of our Products

Since the beginning, Annie’s has been committed to making a difference both in the products we make and how we do business. Sustainability is not only about lessening our impact on the earth we all share; it’s also about helping to make a positive difference where …

How Organic Wheat Makes a Difference

When we conducted our LCA (life cycle assessment) research in 2012, it led us to do a deeper dive on the carbon impact of specific organic ingredients. We were disappointed to learn that little third-party research has been conducted in this area. Of the studies conducted in …

Sparta Elementary School

Organization: Sparta Elementary School Website: http://www.alleghany.k12.nc.us/ses/
Sparta Elementary School: Growing Goodness on the Go
The folks at Sparta Elementary in Sparta, NC, came up with a great idea for growing goodness on the go.  Cecilia, a teacher in the …

The People Behind FoodCorps: Inspirational Leadership

FoodCorps sprang from the grassroots up: a national initiative that thousands of local voices shaped according to their needs. From the beginning, FoodCorps drew strong support from the communities they are now serving.
Beginning in 2009, six young leaders came together to …

Brown Elementary School

Organization: Brown Elementary School Website: http://brown.jpsms.org/
Brown Elementary School: From Seed to Table
Alex, a FoodCorps volunteer managing the garden at Brown Elementary School in Jackson, Mississippi told us that healthy eating was the focus of their …

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