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:

25 Years of Good
Striving for Better Packaging

At Annie’s, we care about our packaging’s impact on people and the planet — and we know a lot of our consumers do too. If sustainability was just about whether the package could be recycled or not, Annie’s would be doing very well, as over 90% of our packaging, by …

Making Packaging Improvements

We explored whether our bag-in-box packaging (such as our Cheddar Bunny box) has less environmental impact than a stand up, multi-layer plastic bag (with no box). It turns out that the non-recyclable, stand up pouch has lower lifecycle impacts across almost all categories …

Spreading Goodness by Giving Back

At Annie’s, we strive to create a better world and build more efficient food systems through our business decisions. However we know this approach is limited and that we cannot make substantial changes by ourselves. So, we find strategic ways to give back to organizations …

Volunteering within our Community

One 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. These volunteer hours can take place during the workday and …

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 …

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 …

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