A community partnership
to support neighbors in need
Our new Giving Together program is a partnership with neighborhood food banks to support short-term and long-term food needs in the communities we serve. We launched the program with a 10-day food drive in all six of our six markets, July 18-26, and will continue to provide customers an easy way to make monetary donations to their community’s food bank at the check stands. We’ll also help the organizations to purchase large quantities of pantry items at cost through our distribution channels. And to kick off our fundraising efforts, we are donating $25,000 to our partner food banks.
Due to the economic impacts of the pandemic, food banks have seen a dramatic increase in demand. In March, Town & Country Markets’ board of directors began discussing how the company might be a catalyst for community members to support their neighbors in need. “This program is as much a partnership with our customers as with the food banks,” said Susan Allen, shareholder and Senior Director of Brand Development. “We asked ourselves who we can be for our communities in this time of need, and the Giving Together program is the result of those conversations.”
The core of the Giving Together program will be monetary donations that customers may make when purchasing groceries, with 100% of donations going directly to each community’s food bank. The program will kick off with food drives in each market in an effort to raise awareness and stock food banks with most-needed nonperishable items.
The community food banks supported through the Giving Together program are Helpline House on Bainbridge Island, Fishline in Poulsbo, Ballard Food Bank in Seattle, Salt of the Earth in Mill Creek, and Food Lifeline for Shoreline and Lakemont.
Our company’s vision statement is “Nourishing the Quality of Life,” and more than ever before that includes ensuring that all families in our communities have the nourishment they need.