Meet our 1% for the Planet partner of the month, this time in Houston, Texas. As part of our commitment to the 1% for the Planet program, our beekeeping team in Northeast Houston has partnered with Target Hunger, a nonprofit dedicated to helping the community fight food insecurity.

  • ALLEVIATING FOOD INSECURITY IN HOUSTON WITH TARGET HUNGER

    Target Hunger’s mission? To tackle food insecurity in Northeast Houston, Texas. This nonprofit was launched in 1989 as a small United Way program and has since grown into what is today a highly successful organization in its own right! They work hand in hand with the Houston Food Bank to help the most vulnerable in this community.

  • THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN ALVÉOLE’S TEAM AND TARGET HUNGER

    With our bees also foraging in the Northeast Houston neighbourhoods, our beekeeping team eventually crossed paths with Target Hunger and reached out to them to firm up our commitment to 1% for the Planet.

    “We donated a workshop to them last year. It was a 2 hour long workshop (longer than the usual 1 hour) that combined elements of our “Meet your Bees” workshop and “Information Kiosk”! They seemed to really like the workshop. We talked with them before it started about their garden setup and asked them tons of questions about their crops!”

    – Evan Gregory, Beekeeping Team Manager in Houston

HOW BOTH MISSIONS ARE INTERTWINED FOR HOUSTON’S COMMUNITY

As part of their food assistance efforts in Houston, Target Hunger also maintains thriving gardens with fruits (and vegetables!) that benefit the most vulnerable in their community. Our team saw an obvious connection between our two missions. Our bees help the organization by pollinating their crops, and our beekeepers’ support would add to their efforts. The Target Hunger team was so thrilled to hear about these mysterious winged coworkers while chatting with the Alvéole team that we came close to putting our hives in their gardens. Who knows what the future holds?

“They loved the honey bee and all pollinators because they knew how important these winged workers are for pollinating crops!”

– Evan Gregory, Beekeeping Team Manager in Houston

 

  • ABOUT 1% FOR THE PLANET

    In 2021, Alvéole joined 1% for the Planet, an international movement of organizations that donate 1% of their annual sales to nonprofits working to protect the environment.

    To support green initiatives, we’ve chosen to team up with nonprofit environmental organizations in every city where our bees buzz. In other words, each of our urban beekeeping services will contribute financially to the planting of bee-friendly wildflowers to benefit all pollinators in those cities.

    Stay tuned! Every month, we’ll introduce you to one of our partners and tell you how they’re changing the world.