Giving back to our communities has always been an important part of F. Oliver’s mission. Since we opened our first store in 2010, we have supported numerous causes through donations, totaling in the tens of thousands of dollars. In 2018 we’re changing our approach to giving. In order to better manage the hundreds of requests for donations we receive every year and to have the greatest impact possible on the organizations we support, we’ve chosen 15 charitable organizations on which to focus throughout the year.
These organizations represent causes that are important to all of us at F. Oliver’s – healthy food and programs for those in need, local health care, support and protection of animals, and support for our local libraries. Our hope is that by partnering with these organizations we can help them reach their goals and raise awareness in the F. Oliver’s community.
This year, we are pleased to announce our support for the following charitable organizations.
The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester provides support to those touched by a diagnosis of breast cancer, uses education and advocacy to make access to information and care a priority, and empowers women and men to participate fully in decisions relating to breast cancer.
Cameron Community Ministries‘ mission is to provide hope to our community through emergency services, engagement, education and empowerment.
They offer many programs including youth after-school and summer programs, a free hot meal program that serves lunch daily, an emergency food pantry, and a clothing house that serves community members in need of clothing and housewares.
Foodlink’s mission is to end hunger and to leverage the power of food to build a healthier community.
Volunteers of America empowers people in our community to rise out of poverty, move toward self-reliance, and reach their full potential.
They focus on four key areas –children’s services; housing and homelessness; workforce development, and corrections programs. Success is demonstrated through measurable, positive change in the lives of the individuals, families, and communities they serve.
The Pluta Cancer Center Foundation provides assistance to families facing economic hardships due to their cancer journey. This assistance can cover a wide range of needs. From daily living expenses to larger grant opportunities or one of our patient programs, the Foundation aims to relieve any additional stressors felt by our patients.
Ontario County Humane Society’s Happy Tails Animal Shelter‘s mission is to reach out to our community to make our surroundings a better place for people and animals to live together. Focusing on dog and cat safety, care and education they hope to improve our community for all.
The Gleaners Community Kitchen opened in February of 1987 with a mission: to serve healthy meals, free of charge, to those in need, no questions asked, no one denied. Since serving just three meals on that first day they have grown tremendously. They now serve about 70 meals each day, more than 18,000 annually! With the generous support of local grocery stores, restaurants, service organizations and individuals, they will continue to provide meals for many years to come.
Canandaigua’s Wood Library is where tradition, technology and community meet. They provide exceptional public library service in a comfortable and safe environment where people can satisfy their curiosity, stimulate their imaginations, and connect to the local community and to the world.
Thompson Hospital‘s mission is to continuously improve the health of the residents and communities of the Finger Lakes and the surrounding region.
Healthy Food For All makes fresh, quality produce accessible to low-income families throughCommunity Support Agriculture shares and educational programs.
Foodnet – Meals on Wheels‘ mission is to provide meals and other nutrition services that promote dignity, well-being and independence for older adults and other persons in need in Tompkins County
The Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) is a center for all ages, particularly youth and teens. It serves the immediate neighborhood and the greater Ithaca area by providing multicultural, educational, and recreational programs focused on social and individual development.
The mission of the SPCA of Tompkins County is to protect companion animals. They are a no-kill shelter dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and overpopulation. We promote responsible pet stewardship by providing education, counseling and training to nurture and enhance the human-animal bond.