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Goodcents Foundation’s main mission is to develop sustainable educational programs. This is accomplished through building awareness of available community resources by educating communities on how to grow and share food at the local level.

Goodcents Foundation has been supporting KCK Organic Teaching Gardens, a thriving teaching garden curriculum in seven Kansas City, Kansas elementary and middle schools, now celebrating its second decade. This program fits the Goodcents Foundation goal of teaching people of all ages to grow their own food in local communities and across the US.

In partnership with Goodcents Subs®, the Pay It Forward program by the Goodcents Foundation was introduced as a way for those looking to help a neighbor in need while shopping local. In April 2020, in response to COVID-19, Goodcents Subs® launched its Stock the Fridge initiative where guests could get freshly-sliced meats & cheeses by the pound at an affordable price to help them stock their fridges without leaving their home. Almost immediately, guests asked if they could purchase and donate the meats & cheeses to their neighbors in need. After selecting City Union Mission as the charity through which the food can be distributed, Goodcents Foundation has donated more than 6000 lbs of meats and cheeses on behalf of area Goodcents Subs® locations.

Goodcents Foundation also supports a local Kansas City-based charity Thelma’s Kitchen, supplying fresh bread to this ‘donate-as-you-can’ cafe that allows all members of the community to volunteer in exchange for a meal. This concept is something that we believe in because in “teaching a man to fish,” you give them the opportunity to work, earn and feel great about themselves. In July 2020, Goodcents Foundation donated a proofing oven and provides proof-and-bake bread dough at no cost, enabling Thelma’s Kitchen to have consistent, fresh product for their daily lunch offerings.

Goodcents Foundation programming is funded by your generous donations, gifts and grants. To make a tax-deductible donation, click here.

The Goodcents Foundation: Planting Seeds and Fulfilling Kneads