Volunteerism

Lending a Hand

Our associates come together to create a culture of service by generously donating thousands of hours of their time to people and nonprofits in need every year. The core of our volunteer efforts is driven by our Helping Hands Committees that operate at every UNFI location.

For a complete list of the organizations that we support, visit our Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

 
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Nutrition Education

We are committed to educating our communities on food quality and integrity. Our associates organize events ranging from farmer’s markets to organic gardening demonstrations for Food Day, an annual celebration that promotes healthy, sustainable food.

    Quest Food Exchange
    Hunger

    Every year, UNFI associates help provide food to those in need through activities such as food drives, delivering meals to those without transportation, serving meals at emergency food kitchens and sorting food at food banks.

     

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    Environmental Conservation

    Stewardship of the earth is part of our core values. Our associates volunteer thousands of hours working on projects such as shoreline cleanups and community garden restoration during Earth Week.