One of CB2’s goals is to ensure our stores work with local non-profit groups to make a difference in their community. Last year’s “can do” food drive was an enormous success to say the least. Customers and associates awed us with their generosity by bringing in literally tons of food stuffs. Some interrupted their shopping to go to the grocery store while others donated food without asking for anything in return.
Again this year, November 9th through the 25th, in-store customers are welcome to bring in 5 non-perishable items and receive a 15% discount on any purchase, for details see the “fine print” below.
Food stuffs collected will go directly to each local food bank. Following is information about each organization, all of which were chosen as a partner by their local CB2 store.
The mission of the Alameda County Community Food Bank is to alleviate hunger in the community by providing nutritious food and nutrition education to people in need, educating the public, and promoting public policies that address hunger and its root causes.
For more information, visit accfb.org.
Lakeview Pantry is a non-profit organization with the mission of eliminating hunger in the Lakeview community of Chicago by providing food to fill the basic need of hungry people, increasing the independence of clients through self-help initiatives and other innovative programs, and raising awareness of poverty and its solutions.
The pantry provides on-site food distribution, home delivery service for the homebound, distributes free clothing, and runs a case management program in order to help clients connect with other services they may need.
Lakeview Pantry is one of the few pantries in the city to offer food distribution to homeless people. The pantry purchases, or obtains donations of specially packaged foods that do not require refrigerator storage or can openers for the homeless population who seek out our services.
For more information, visit lakeviewpantry.org.
Los Angeles, CA
The mission of the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in the Los Angeles community.
To fulfill their mission they source and acquire food and other products and distribute to needy people through charitable agencies or directly through programs. They energize the community to get involved and support hunger relief. They also conduct hunger education and awareness campaigns and advocate for public policies that alleviate hunger.
For more information, visit lafoodbank.org.
New York, NY
Now serving New York City for more than 25 years, City Harvest is the world’s first food rescue organization dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry.
Each week, City Harvest helps over 260,000 hungry New Yorkers find their next meal. This year, they will collect over 25 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms.
For more information, visit cityharvest.org.
San Francisco, CA
Founded in 1981, the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation’s mission is to be a leader in making the Tenderloin community of San Francisco a better place to live by providing safe, affordable housing with support services for low-income people in the neighborhood.
TNDC owns and manages 26 local buildings that provide homes for 2,500 extremely low-income seniors, families, low-income wage earners, people with disabilities, immigrants and many others.
In addition, TNDC provides support services to help residents stabilize their lives and develop a sense of community. Support services include a team of 17 on-site social workers, the free Tenderloin After-School Program (TASP) for neighborhood children, and a Community Organizing Program to encourage and empower residents to get involved in making positive change in the Tenderloin.
For more information, visit tndc.org.