7 Popular Food Companies Celebrating Pride Month
It's the first day of June, which also means it's the very first day of Pride Month.
To honor those who were involved in the Stonewall Riots in 1969 to protest equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community, as well as those who are actively protesting today, we wanted to compile a list of food brands that are showing their support for the community this month. Not only are these food brands selling an extra special, limited edition product this month, but they're also donating to organizations all across the U.S. that empower and provide resources to the LGBTQ+ community.
Below, you'll see just seven well-known food companies that are celebrating Pride Month this year.
For the third year in a row, KIND is offering its special-edition PRIDE Bar in honor of the many people who've fought—and continue to fight for—the LGBTQ+ community. The colorful packaging features the colors of the Pride flag and even provides information about the Ali Forney Center (AFC), the nation's largest non-profit organization aiding homeless LGBTQ+ youth. KIND has been a longtime partner with AFC and will be donating $50,000 to the organization this year.
The company's classic Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt flavor will be available in rainbow packaging all month long. You can find these special-edition bars online at kindsnacks.com, Walmart.com, Boxed.com, and Amazon. Alternatively, you can find them in-stores at Whole Foods, CVS, Hannaford's, and Stop & Shop.
In a collaboration with GLAAD, a non-governmental media monitoring organization that was founded as a protest against defamatory coverage of LGBTQ+ people, Kellogg Company is introducing its limited edition "Together With Pride" cereal.
The slogan, "boxes are for cereal, not people" embodies the famous cereal company's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Together With Pride cereal features berry-flavored, rainbow hearts dusted with edible glitter. For every box purchased, Kellogg will donate $3 (up to $140,000) to GLAAD. All you have to do is join the #BoxesAreForCerealChallenge on TikTok and upload your receipt.
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Skittles colorless Pride Pack is back this year! Because the candy is typically colorful, this limited edition variety is stripped of its colors because "only one Rainbow matters during Pride," which is why the company is giving up theirs to support the LGBTQ+ community. In addition, Skittles is partnering with Blair Imani to spotlight LGBTQ+ content creators via QueeR Codes.
Mason Dixie Foods
Food startup Mason Dixie Foods, known for its better-for-you biscuits, sandwiches, scones, and cinnamon rolls, and its co-founder Ross Perkins (an openly gay man) are doing something extra special for Pride month this year. Introducing the Pride Party Pack, which is just one of the many curated themed gift bundles that also showcase other LGBTQ+-owned brands. For $101.95, you get two flavors of Mason Dixie Scones (chocolate chip and blueberry lemon), Proteau Rivington Spritz Botanical Drink, Pipcorn Snacks, and even a limited edition laptop sticker of the cofounder.
The best part? Shipping is free for all continental US orders!
This year, EFFEN Vodka has partnered with non-profit organization Allies in Arts to launch the EFFEN Vodka 2021 Pride 365 bottle. For every Pride 365 bottle produced, EFFEN will make a donation to Allies in Arts to support its mission of empowering creative voices and providing fair-paid work for artists who identify as womxn, BIPOC, and LGBTQQIA2s. You can purchase the bottle online at EFFENVodka.com for $21.99.
The beloved burger and milkshake chain is bringing back its limited-edition Pride Shake this month, and 5% of the sales (a minimum of $50,000) will go toward The Trevor Project "Here" campaign. In case you didn't know, The Trevor Project is the world's largest suicide prevention and intervention organization for young LGBTQ+ people. Starting today and through the end of the month, Shake Shack will be selling its special Pride Shake, complete with strawberry and blackberry flavored frozen custard and topped with a mango and passion fruit blend, whipped cream, and rainbow glitter.
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Bobo's is giving 100% of profits from its 'Pride' Lemon Poppyseed Oat Bar to PFLAG, the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, and to The Center on Colfax, the largest LGBTQ+ community center in the Rocky Mountain region in Colorado. As is the case with all of Bobo's products, the limited edition bar is both gluten-free and vegan.
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