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Looking at the whole/natural food story, I am compelled to examine UNFI. I know they are under fire in the media these days about labor relations but I really like them more & more (JMo's coverage really helped).

I was reluctant because distribution/shipping never seems very sustainable/socially responsible.

I came across some interesting facts about UNFI today:

-donates over $1 million per year while continuing to donate over $6 million more in food to Feeding America and other agencies

-has invested heavily in solar energy and operates 3 large-scale solar panel arrays, with another array scheduled to go live this February

-operates clean natural gas powered tractors, hydrogen-powered fork lift equipment and continues to invest in cutting edge sustainable technologies

-UNFI is the only distributor in North America operating multiple LEED® certified refrigerated distribution centers

Am I missing a larger criteria that you might consider?


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