Hy-Vee is re-launching its One Step program. The program takes a portion of Hy-Vee private branded “One Step” items sold and uses the funds for charitable donations throughout the world. Jeramie Guy, Store Director of the West Kimberly Road Hy-Vee, joined our Brittany Price in studio to discuss the program, who it helps, and how Hy-Vee shoppers can get involved.
The mission of the program is to feed the hungry, grow community gardens, plant trees and build water wells. This is accomplished by a combination of local and national efforts.
One Step Products:
One Step Bottled Water – Having safe drinking water is currently a global crisis. Bottles of One Step water helps generate funds used to open water wells across the world in areas where water is at a major shortage and life threatening to villages in various parts of the world. To date, nearly 40 wells have been dug since the beginning of the One Step program.
One Step Cereals- All Hy-Vee branded cereals are part of the One Step program. For each box of cereal sold, money will be donated to help provide meals for those in need. Since the One Step program began, nearly 365,000 meals for those in need have been packaged in a partnership with Meals from the Heartland.
One Step Russet Potatoes (5 lb. bag) – Helps generate funds used to create community gardens, with nearly 750 gardens over the company’s eight-state region since the One Step program began. The goal is to fun 10 large-scale community gardens each year around the Midwest.
One Step Paper Products and Seventh Generation Products – Helps generate funds used to plant trees in areas damaged by flood or fire, and in parks and neighborhoods around the Midwest. In a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, the two have helped plant more than 200,000 trees, with a goal of 100,000 trees planted each year.