The IRC is a top-rated humanitarian organization.

New Roots Spokespeople

April Bloomfield

New York City-based Chef April Bloomfield appreciates New Roots for bringing families and communities together. On her visit to the New York garden, she was impressed by the "amazing veggies grown in amazing plots by fabulous people."

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Marco Canora

Chef Canora’s love of good food dates back to his childhood in upstate New York. This appreciation led him to the IRC where he promotes the importance of food that is locally grown and available to all.

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Eden Grinshpan

Eden, host of the Cooking Channel show Food Fanatics, brings to New Roots her love of global food and deep appreciation for refugee farmers and the contribution they make to their communities in the U.S.

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New Roots Champions

IRC Voice Rashida Jones visited the farmers market in City Heights where refugee farmers are selling some of the vegetables they have grown to put money back into their gardens and support their families.
Now in his second year as a New Roots supporter, Chef Burke enjoys joining forces with others to increase the availability of healthy, fresh produce for everyone.
'Homeland' star and IRC Voice Morena Baccarin recently visited two New Roots gardens in Baltimore, MD.
IRC Voice and 'Walking Dead' actress Sarah Wayne Callies toured a community garden at an IRC refugee camp in Thailand. The garden is a healing place for refugee women affected by violence.
As a food justice advocate, Chef Nischan has brought greater visibility to the IRC’s efforts to provide fresh food to underserved communities.

Supporting Partners

  • Whole Foods is helping to raise awareness and promote the New Roots program through in-store displays nationwide, employee volunteerism and vendor fundraising initiatives.
  • Threads 4 Thought is donating 10% from the sale of their top-selling long-sleeve t-shirts to support the New Roots program. Made from organic, recycled materials, these shirts are available online and at Whole Foods.
  • Suja Juice is donating 20 cents from the sale of every bottle of their delicious TropicAloe flavor to support the IRC and New Roots. TropicAloe can be found exclusively in Whole Foods Markets starting this Fall.
  • The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation supports the New Roots program by funding urban food production workshops for immigrant and refugee farmer entrepreneurs across the country including SLC, Oakland and NYC.
  • Newman's Own Foundation lends its strong voice and support to New Roots to transform the lives of refugees and their neighbors, nourishing the common good.
  • Wholesome Wave's support of incentivizing Federal Food Benefits for New Roots produce has a threefold impact on nutrition, farmer profit and local food systems.
  • Earnest Eats sources refugee-grown ingredients into their nutritious granola bars and cereals. This Fall, 10 cents of every product sold at participating retailers, including Whole Foods, will be donated to support New Roots.
  • Investing in U.S. small farms, disadvantaged farmers, and low-income communities, USDA support of New Roots serves growers, eaters and entrepreneurs.
  • ORR’s Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program supports New Roots at the intersection of health, community integration and economic empowerment.