Charitable Giving Programs
Reaching Out to Those in Need
Pampered Chef founder Doris Christopher has always believed in the importance of giving back and helping others. While our company has gone through many changes since it was founded in her basement in 1980, one thing remains the same—Pampered Chef’s commitment to enriching the lives of our customers and their communities, one meal and one memory at a time. Our long-standing partnership with Feeding America® is one important way we work to truly make a difference in the lives of others.
Round-Up from the Heart®
Did you know that more than 42 million Americans struggle with hunger and don’t know where their next meal will come from? Pampered Chef has partnered with Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief charity, to help provide meals to those in need. Through your generosity, we’ve raised more than $25 million since 1991 for Feeding America®and during our 2015-2016 campaign we raised enough in just one year’s time to provide over 7 million meals!
Our Round-Up from the Heart®program offers three ways to help provide meals to those in need. You can round up your order, which benefits your local Feeding America®network food bank, buy our designated Round-Up from the Heart®products, or hold a fundraiser to support the Feeding America®national office.
Help Whip Cancer®
Pampered Chef® joins forces with the American Cancer Society® to raise funds for breast cancer education and early detection programs with our Help Whip Cancer® campaign. Throughout May and October, Pampered Chef® consultants raise money from the sale of exclusive products, hold fundraisers, and share information about the importance of regular breast cancer screenings and checkups.
Since 2000, Pampered Chef® has supported the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences in Urbana-Champaign. In 2006, Doris Kelley Christopher Hall opened at the University of Illinois to house the Family Resiliency Center. This world-class center is the home of innovative research, education, and outreach initiatives to enrich the well-being of children, individuals, and families. Mealtime Minutes are practical mealtime solutions to make gathering together around the table the best part of your family’s day.