As mentioned in my The Purple Carrot meal delivery service post months back, when it comes to food & shopping, convenience rules in my world and I love being able to use services that make my life easier.
So when I came across Thrive Market, which is being billed as the online Whole Foods, without the whole paycheck prices, my interest was definitely stoked.
Partly because of the convenience factor of being able to order groceries online and also because they are a socially conscious online marketplace that offers natural and organic products BELOW retail prices,
But the biggest reason why is how they have built giving back into their business model. For every membership that is purchased, a membership will be given to a low income family. And they have also recently petitioned the USDA to allow food stamp recipients to be able to use their benefits online.
And that thrills me because I have experienced neighborhoods first hand, right here in big ol' Chicago that are complete and total food deserts. I will never forget rushing my kid to her grandmother's house before work once and having to wait until 9am for Walgreens to open, only to find that the location did not have the formula that I needed. It was so frustrating.
So I feel having access to quality products that can be delivered to your home no matter where you live, is HUGE.
And with over 3,000 products from 400+ brands that sell are top of the line, non-GMO, organic, vegan, raw, Paleo, gluten-free, and non-toxic items I think there is something for everyone.