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 changed 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 chose a handful of charities to concentrate during the year. We’re continuing that program this 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, 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.
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.
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. Celebrating their 160th birthday, 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 through Community 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