Here’s How to Score a Free Membership to Thrive Online Organic Market

“Buy one, give one” programs often benefit people far away, making it hard to visualize the impact of the company’s generosity.

But this program to curb food insecurity hits a little closer to home.

Online grocery service Thrive Market offers Thrive Gives memberships that reduce its $60 yearly membership fee to $0.

The company says it has 400,000 members and promises wholesale pricing on popular organic food brands, as well as its own product lines.

While the company works with partner organizations to distribute free memberships, individuals can also apply for a Thrive Gives memberships.

How to Apply for a Free Thrive Market Membership

Low-income families can apply for a membership on the Thrive Gives website.

The application asks about monthly income, the number of people in the household, and whether you receive any government assistance. There’s a short essay field where you can explain why you’re requesting a free membership.

Teachers, students and veterans must verify their status before receiving a membership confirmation email.

The free membership lasts one year. When it expires, Thrive Gives members can choose to pay for a membership or reapply for another free membership.

Thrive Market ships to the contiguous United States. The company announced last week that it has begun to offer frozen meat and seafood options. It does not offer fresh fruits and vegetables.

Lisa Rowan is a senior writer at the Penny Hoarder.