Whole Foods Market’s food prices just got more affordable, thanks to bold pricing moves by the company’s new owner, Amazon. It’s a great step toward making healthy food more affordable, and we believe it’s just the beginning of the positive impact Amazon can have in ensuring that everyone has better access to healthy food and safe consumer products. That’s why we at Mamavation are hosting the #Amazon4Good Twitter Party with New Hope Network’s Esca Bona team to get the attention of Amazon and its founder and CEO Jeff Bezos to share our ideas for how Amazon can be an even more powerful force for good in the good food movement. We hope you will join us from 6pm PST/9pm EST on September 6th on Twitter to explore how we can inspire Amazon to take our ideas from tweets to reality.
Amazon’s: How Will You Truly Make Healthy Food Available to All?
The other day on Twitter, billionaire and Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, tweeted that he was looking for the best ideas for how to spend his time and money on philanthropy in the near future.
Request for ideas… pic.twitter.com/j6D68mhseL
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) June 15, 2017
Well Jeff, we hear you and have a big but simple idea.
Healthy food for all.
Healthy food sits smack dab “at the intersection of urgent need and lasting Impact” that you asked for.
Then it’s almost as if he read my mind when announcing that Whole Foods will be dramatically dropping their prices and integrating Amazon Prime deals into the store.
Amazon: You’re Off to a Great Start. Now, Let’s Do More.
Amazon is one of the most powerful and influential U.S. businesses ever created. More than likely, YOU are one of Amazon’s more than 300 million customers. Do you buy your groceries via Amazon? Even if you don’t today, you probably will in the future, especially now that Amazon owns Whole Foods Market and is lowering Whole Food’s prices. With deals such as the Whole Foods purchase and the roll out of the Amazon Fresh program, Amazon is working hard to make food shopping more convenient.
Amazon has already started to launch programs to hungry families fed. Did you know that Amazon Prime is available via discount to anyone on food stamps? Anyone with a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, which disburses funds for programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps), is eligible for Prime’s discounted monthly price of $5.99. Normally, the pricing is $10.99 per month.
The #Amazon4Good Possibilities are Endless…
When Amazon bought Whole Foods, the food world was rocked with possibility. And Amazon immediately became one of the most powerful platforms in the history of the good food movement connecting eaters everywhere, regardless of dietary needs, geographic location or financial limitations.
We are excited about the possibilities and believe that Amazon can do even more to make healthy food affordable and accessible to everyone, including the 1 in 7 Americans who currently experience hunger on a regular basis. But in order to do all this, Jeff Bezos and Amazon needs some ideas from us–their consumer.
Now, what we can do together with that power of Amazon’s 300 million customers? Imagine if…
- We 100% eliminated food deserts in America in 1 year
- With just a click, the right choice was also the easy, affordable, accessible choice for every American-including the 23.5 million people who live in food deserts
- We enabled anyone with an Amazon membership to buy and deliver vegetables, fruits or other nourishing foods to the 1 in 7 Americans who are food insecure
- Amazon shoppers could donate directly to organizations that support urban gardens, regional food sheds, healthy food in schools and initiatives that make healthy food more accessible
- “Ugly or mishapen produce” could quickly find markets, slashing food waste and boosting nutrition in the process
What ideas do you have for how Amazon can be a force for good in the good food movement? Join Esca Bona and our team of social influencers from 6pm PST/9pm EST to 7:30pm PST/10:30pm EST on September 6 for our #Amazon4Good Twitter party to learn how we think Amazon can tackle food insecurity and share your ideas for the roles you would like to see Amazon and other businesses play in making healthy food a right rather than a privilege.
Details To Participate in #Amazon4Good
Who: Esca Bona & Mamavation communities
What: Twitter party asking the question “How can Amazon be a force for good within the food supply?”
When: Wednesday, September 6th, 2018, 6:00-7:30pm PST
Panelists Participating in #Amazon4Good
#Amazon4Good has several panelists that will be adding to the conversation.
@Mamavation Follow @mamavation— Mamavation Leadership
@EscaBona Follow @EscaBona–Sponsor
@NewHope360 Follow @NewHope360–Sponsor
@WatsonNews Follow @WatsonNews–Sponsor
@KuraNutrition Follow @KuraNutrition–Sponsor
@Popcorners Follow @Popcorners–Sponsor
@OceansHalo Follow @OceansHalo–Sponsor
@GreenEating Follow @GreenEating–Panelist
@ThatAshleyErin –Giveaway Queen
Giveaways to Win at #Amazon4Good
Each brand participating in the twitter party is offering gift baskets worth between $50-100.
- Kura (4)
- Zevia (3)
- Watson (1)
- Popcorners (1)
- Matcha Love (1)
- Ocean’s Halo (1)
- Simple Mills (1)
- Evoke Foods (1)
- MORE COMING SOON…
How to Enter the #Amazon4Good Twitter Party
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