10 Food Brands That Are Giving Back During Pride Month
Get your kitchen ready to celebrate!
June 1 marks the official start to Pride Month — and many companies are finding ways to support the LGBTQ+ community through new (and often rainbow-clad) products. And while we all love a rainbow-printed kitchen tool to raise awareness around LGBTQ+ rights, we also want to ensure the money we spend on those products is going toward supporting the cause. We've curated a list of companies not only creating products specifically for Pride month, but that are donating resources and proceeds from sales to LGBTQ+ organizations across the country.
For the first time, Vinebox has created a limited-edition box of nine wines for Pride month. According to a press release, the company will donate 100% of the proceeds from the first 500 boxes sold to the San Francisco LGBT Center, which provides opportunities, resources and connections for the LGBTQ+ community, according to the release. The box includes a Spanish white, Montepulciano rosé and a trio of French wines.
According to the Hedley & Bennett site, a portion of proceeds from the PRIDE apron will go directly to the Los Angeles LBGT Center and its Culinary Arts program, which supports, "the LGBTQ+ community with culinary training, meal production, and job placement for up to 100 students a year."
Lavern Cox and SodaStream teamed up to create an animated film called, "Rainbow Story" and an accompanying sparkling water maker kit. This limited-edition SodaStream comes in a matte black design with a pack of rainbow markers, so you can customize the machine yourself. According to a press release, a portion of the proceeds will go to The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association.
All net proceeds from Athletic Brewing’s Rainbow Wall blood orange IPA will go to Athlete Ally, which works to create inclusion for the LGBTQ+ community in sports through education, policy and athlete activism, according to a press release.
The French cookware brand has added the iconic Pride rainbow as a sweet, subtle motif on a white Dutch Oven. With this new launch, Le Creuset also pledged to support the Trevor Project, to "ensure that LGBTQ youth have access to the vital support and resources that they need," according to a press release.
According to a press release, Cascadian Outfitters is partnering with the largest LGBTQ+ chamber of commerce in North America and will be donating a portion of the sales from each can to the Greater Seattle Business Association Scholars Fund, "which gives students the gift of education and work towards a future of equality," the release said.
EFFEN Vodka collaborated with the non-profit organization Allies in Arts to create a limited-edition 2021 Pride 365 Bottle. Adorned with artwork by LGBTQQIA2S artist and street muralist Sam Kirk, this bottle was designed to celebrate, "the Black and LGBTQQIA2S communities," according to the press release, and, "highlights that each day is an opportunity to live loud, vibrant and proud." Part of the proceeds for each bottle sold will go toward a donation to Allies in Arts.
In addition to including information about Ali Forney Center, an organization dedicated to homeless LGBTQ+ youth, on the packaging of their best-selling flavor, KIND is donating $50,000 to that organization. According to press release, KIND’s PRIDE Bar and advocacy is part of the KIND Snack & Give Back Project, a multi-year program to inspire kindness and empathy.
According to the press release, Colorado-based Bobo's snack brand chose three artists from the LGBTQ+ community to design the packaging of their third annual Pride Bar. All profits from the bar, which are sold in packs of six, will be going to PFLAG National for a second year and to local Colorado non-profit The Center on Colfax for a third year.