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Thrive Market Petitons the USDA

Thrive Market is petitioning the USDA to provide online food stamps to the millions of Americans receiving assistance. This will increase access to healthier food, allow people to shop bargains and save money, save them on gas, make it easier for moms who won’t need to drive around town, and put more dignity into the process.

Additional points:

  • Food stamps can only be used in brick-and-mortar stores. For the nearly 23.5 million people who live in food deserts, that means they options to use their food stamps are limited. They might live hours from the nearest SNAP-approved grocery store!
  • If food stamps could be redeemed online–with same rules that apply when buying in stores–so many more individuals would have the opportunity to purchase healthier foods that suit their dietary needs.
  • 74% of people who live at or below the poverty line have internet access, while only 30% have access to a car.
  • We’re asking the USDA to make food stamps redeemable online–sign our petition at ThriveAction.org to help us improve food stamp usage and make healthier food  more accessible to those who need it the most.

You can link to it at ThriveAction.org!!!!!

Thrive Market is Whole Foods meets Costco online – a membership e-commerce
platform on a mission to make the world’s highest quality natural and organic products
affordable for every American family. Each paid membership on the site sponsors a free
membership for a low-income family.
To push the USDA to act, we’ve brought together an incredible coalition of nonprofits,
bloggers, NGOs, and media partners to strategically release a set of PSAs featuring
celebrities who are passionate about food access to spread awareness and drive
signatures to our petition. We believe we will initiate a massive conversation around this
issue nationally, resulting in hundreds of thousands of signatures and driving the USDA
to take action.Petition Page Link: ThriveAction.org

Main Points

● Part of Thrive Market’s vision is to make healthy, wholesome foods accessible to
everyone.

● Food stamps can only be used in brick-and- mortar stores. For the nearly 23.5
million people who live in food deserts, that means the options to use their food
stamps are limited. They might live hours from the nearest SNAP-approved
grocery store!

● If food stamps could be redeemed online—with the same rules that apply when
buying in stores—so many more individuals would have the opportunity to
purchase healthier foods that suit their dietary needs.

● 74 percent of people who live at or below the poverty line have internet access,
while only 30 percent have access to a car.

● We’re asking the USDA to make food stamps redeemable online—sign our
petition at ThriveAction.org to help us improve food stamp usage and make
healthier food more accessible to those who need it the most.

Here is a list of the celebrities and organizations participating:

Nonprofit Partners

Organic Consumers Association

Environmental Working Group

Food Democracy Now

Center for Food Safety

Baby2Baby

JK Livin

KIPP Schools

YWCA Chicago

LA Fund

Share our Strength (No Kid Hungry)

And more

 

Celebrity Influencers

Matthew Mcconaughey

Shailene Woodley

Kristen Bell

Russell Simmons

Ian Somerhalder

Nikki Reed

Arianna Huffington

Tony Robbins

Marianne Williamson

Jillian Michaels

Deepak Chopra

and more

 

Blogging Influencers

Dr. Mark Hyman

Leah Segedie

Mark Sisson

Nick Ortner

Chris Kresser

Hay House

Robb Wolf

George Bryant

And more

 

Media Partners

Care2

Refinery29

Huffington Post

RYOT

Funny Or Die

NowThis

AJ+

ATTN

Distractify

Mic

And more

 

Brand Partners

Clif Bar

Bob’s Red Mill

Acure Organics

Alter Eco

Ancient Harvest

Garden of Life

Kiss My Face

Nutiva

Justin’s Nut Butter

Seventh Generation

Udi’s Gluten Free

Help Us Make Healthy Living Accessible to Everyone

Sign Our Petition to Make Healthy Food More Affordable to Everyone

Help Expand Access to Healthy Food to All

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