So many of Dion’s partners make truly outstanding products, but some of them go above and beyond with community outreach and charitable work as well. Jeff’s Granola is one of those brands. Jeff’s Granola is a company that uses real ingredients to make their several flavors of granola that are both nutritious and tasty. They collaborated with a local professional baker to come up their delicious offerings, including organic and gluten-free options, and they use an exclusive blend of honey and orange juice to give their granola its special taste. Dion is proud to partner with a company right here in western Massachusetts that does such incredible charitable work in our community.
Jeff Greim, founder of Jeff’s Granola, started the company in 2012 when he was the Graduate Director of Non-Profit Studies at Bay Path University in Longmeadow, MA. Jeff was inspired by Newman’s Own brand but wanted to take it a step further. Why should the company choose where to donate your profits? Jeff’s Granola lets you donate the profits from your purchase to your favorite charity. Jeff’s Granola’ annual sales have increased to over $12,000 and total donations have exceeded $3,000.
But, as if the charitable donation of all profits was not enough, Jeff’s Granola has recently gone even further to engage with our community. In September of this year, they announced a new partnership with the Springfield Public Schools System. Jeff’s Granola is now supplying healthy food to student cafeterias and is served in the cafeterias of all the Springfield Public Schools! It is essential that kids receive nutritious food, and having this as in option in cafeterias in Springfield is a big improvement over the options that are sometimes available.
Jeff’s Granola also made an initial donation of over $2,000 to the Sodexo Springfield Weekend Backpacker program, which provides children with food to bring home so they can always access nutritional meals and never face hunger. Both Jeff’s Granola and the Sodexo Springfield Weekend Backpacker program are doing amazing work to bolster our community’s children.
You can read the entire press release here, but suffice it to say that Jeff’s Granola is a company that is deeply philanthropic and works to help our community grow and thrive. We love to put the spotlight on our partners who are doing amazing things, and we’re excited to see the impact Jeff Granola’s good works will have on those in need!