Since its founding, Torie & Howard has developed its products with the belief that food tastes better when organically grown with responsible principles. This belief led the brand to seek a partnership with 1% For the Planet, which funds non-profit organizations that work to preserve the environment.
“We’re really [about] inspiring well-being and improving people’s diets by providing a better-for-you candy, treating the world a little bit better, and inspiring people to continue with organic farming and improving our planet,” says Torie & Howard co-founder Torie Burke.
Through the 1% For the Planet non-profit network, Torie & Howard and parent company American Licorice Co. have partnered with Rodale Institute and Flanner House, two organizations seeking to empower young farmers.
Leveraging Rodale Institute’s leading work in regenerative farming, and decades of powerful work in food justice led by Flanner House, the partnership hopes to provide more access and opportunity in regenerative farming for young people of color.
This partnership has begun with the Flanner Farms and Torie & Howard teams’ recent visit to the main farm campus at Rodale Institute. The partners united in Kutztown, Pennsylvania this month for two days of learning, collaboration, and connection.