So often we hear about the efforts Big Food makes to contribute to social causes, but what about the little guys? Whether through donating product, time or money, or doing their part to support their local environment and economy, a number of food & beverage brands are doing their part to bring some good to the communities… even when resources are tight.

Check out recently-launched e-commerce site Hive for more inspiration, and read on to see how these 10 food & beverage companies are giving back.

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Endangered Species Chocolate

Since 2016, Endangered Species has donated over $2.6 million to conservation partners, including the African Wildlife Foundation, Wildlife Conservation Network, Rainforest Trust and more.

Minna Sparkling 

Minna donates 1% of profits to non-profit groups that advocate for inclusion, diversifying the organization each month.

Thrive Market 

For every membership, Thrive matches with a free membership for those in need… including single-parent families, unemployed, veterans and disabled.

Ugly Drinks

Ugly works with non profits such as Girl Up to fight gender inequality and Oceanic Global to raise awareness on ocean conservation.

Mighty Spark

For every package purchased, Mighty Spark will donate a meal and sponsor meal-packing events to help distribute the goods.

King Arthur Flour

Since 1992 KAF has taught school children to bake through their Bake For Good Kids program. Today the program reaches over 300,000 students in 46 states.

Ben & Jerry’s

Through the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, the company supports a number of grassroots activism and community events.

Core Foods

In partnership with the New York Food Truck Association, donated over 10,000 bars to first responders at New York City hospitals, including NYU Langone and Mount Sinai.


Donating snacks to the Los Angeles Unified School District as well as to WIN (Women in Need), the largest provider of shelter and supportive housing for New York City’s homeless families, especially women and children.

Quest Nutrition

Since its start in 2012, Quest has made it a mission to hire at-risk individuals in the Greater Los Angeles area, providing employment for the less fortunate.

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