GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO GIVE
The holiday season is a time for reflection and gratitude, but it’s also a time for giving back and supporting communities in need. This holiday season, for every new limited-edition ‘Guinness Gives Back’ 8-pack made, we are donating $1* to a charitable organization in the U.S. to help support those who have long supported us.
Contributions from our limited-edition ‘Guinness Gives Back’ packs will specifically benefit:
United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. In the wake of the pandemic, United Way is tackling the issues that impact under-resourced populations, like access to health care, assistance with rent and utility bills, and laptops and internet access for kids learning at home. With global reach and local impact, United Way is making life better for 48 million people annually and helping reimagine and rebuild 1,200 communities across 40 countries, so they can become strong, equitable, resilient places where everyone can thrive. Learn more: https://www.unitedway.org.
Feeding San Diego is a non-profit organization on a mission to end hunger through food rescue. Established in 2007, Feeding San Diego is the leading hunger-relief and food rescue organization in San Diego County and the only Feeding America affiliate in the region. Each year, the organization provides more than 35 million meals to families, seniors, college students, military families, and veterans in partnership with a network of 370 local charities, faith-based organizations, food pantries, and more. Nearly 70 percent of the food provided to the community is rescued from local and national food donors. By diverting nearly 28 million pounds of high-quality food from the landfill each year, Feeding San Diego protects people and the planet.
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has been fighting hunger in Los Angeles County since 1973 and has distributed the equivalent of more than 1.83 billion meals across our community. With the help of 15,000 volunteers annually and an agency network of more than 600 partner agencies, we serve more than 800,000 people on a monthly basis. To support the vision that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles, food and products are distributed through a network of more than 600 partner agencies directly to those in need. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is a 4-star rated charity by Charity Navigator. Learn more at https://www.lafoodbank.org/.
The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where even before the pandemic, one in five neighbors was at risk of hunger. We envision a community where everyone has access to nutritious food of their choosing and is uplifted by a network of support. Together with community partners, we work to address hunger head-on through neighborhood food pantries, CalFresh enrollment, home-delivered groceries, and policy and advocacy efforts. We work with our community to create lasting solutions to address both the hunger we see today and the root causes that perpetuate food insecurity in our society. Every week, 53,000 households count on us for food assistance. 60% of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Visit sfmfoodbank.org to learn more.
The California Association of Food Banks is working to create a hunger-free California. Harnessing the voice of our 40+ member food banks of California, we influence public policy, collaborate with local farmers to get fresh food into our food banks, and provide nourishment to millions of food insecure families and individuals. Together, we continue to meet this moment and work toward a resilient and hunger-free future for all Californians. Learn more at http://www.cafoodbanks.org.
Founded in 1970 as the Community Resources Council, Placer Food Bank (PFB) has grown from a small grassroots agency to the leading advocate and food distributor for hunger-relief in El Dorado, Nevada and Placer counties, operating a 30,000+ square foot food distribution center in Roseville. For 50 years, the Placer Food Bank has made meaningful progress towards ending hunger but our mission is far from complete. We continue to fill food pantries and stretch every $1 of groceries to $8, thanks to our generous partners, volunteers and sponsors. Learn more about the Placer Food Bank, its programs and how you can help at www.placerfoodbank.org.
City Harvest is New York City’s largest food rescue organization, helping to feed the millions of New Yorkers who are struggling to make ends meet. We will rescue 75 million pounds of food this year and deliver it, free of charge, to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens and other community partners across the five boroughs. City Harvest exists to end hunger in communities throughout New York City. We do this through food rescue and distribution, education, and other practical, innovative solutions.
Learn more at https://www.cityharvest.org/.
Feeding New York State helps the food banks of New York State obtain more food, foster awareness of the mission of food banks, encourage donations and volunteer support, create partnerships to help alleviate hunger, and lead a unified effort to ensure that every person in every community across New York State has access to good, healthy food. Learn more at https://feedingnys.org/.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, works to end hunger and its root causes throughout Chicago and Cook County. It is at the center of a network of more than 700 partner organizations and programs – food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile distributions and other partners – working to bring food, dignity and hope to our neighbors facing hunger. Learn more at https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/.
The Maryland Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger-relief organization dedicated to feeding people, strengthening communities, and ending hunger for more Marylanders by partnering with local organizations from the western mountains to the Eastern Shore. The food bank’s statewide network of food assistance brings enough resources together to provide more than 111,000 meals every day (over 40 million meals annually) to hungry seniors, veterans, and hard-working families, meeting the immediate needs of hungry Marylanders while simultaneously working to create pathways out of hunger.
Food Lifeline is on a mission to end hunger in western Washington, believing that access to food is a human right and that nobody deserves to be hungry. Food Lifeline provides nutritious food to hundreds of thousands of people facing hunger every year by partnering with a variety of food industry donors. Volunteers inspect and repack this food and Food Lifeline distributes it through their own direct-service programs and in partnership with over 350 community-based organizations, meal programs, and shelters throughout western Washington. This effective system allows Food Lifeline to distribute the equivalent of hundreds of thousands of meals every day to people in western Washington who don’t always have enough to eat. Learn more at https://foodlifeline.org/.
Idaho Food Bank’s mission is to help feed, educate and advocate for Idaho’s hungry through collaborative partnerships to develop efficient solutions that strengthen individuals, families and communities to create a hunger-free Idaho. Learn more at https://idahofoodbank.org/.
Oregon Food Bank works to eliminate hunger and its root causes, because no one should be hungry. This includes providing access to nutritious food for all, building community power to eliminate hunger and its root causes for good and working across systems to break down barriers that prevent equal access to housing, health care, employment and more. Learn more at https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/.
The Pat Tillman Foundation identifies remarkable veterans and military spouses as the next generation of leaders and helps them scale their impact as they enter their next chapter of service beyond self through academic scholarships, lifelong leadership development, and a global community of peers and supporters. For more information on the Pat Tillman Foundation and the impact of the Tillman Scholars, visit pattillmanfoundation.org.
The Greater Boston Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. Through the compassion and commitment of supporters, staff, partners and volunteers, The Greater Boston Food Bank takes a bold, innovative and multi-pronged approach to achieve the mission of ending hunger. Learn more at https://www.gbfb.org/.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (SHFBCF)
SHFBCF is a member of Feeding America – the largest charitable domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. SHFBCF secures and distributes food and grocery products to more than 625 local nonprofit feeding partners throughout Central Florida. Through the help of food and financial donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributes 300,000 meals every day to a seven-county service area. Feeding neighbors facing hunger is only the beginning. By investing in job training programs, advocating for access to nutritious foods, and inspiring our community to get involved, SHFBCF is leaning into the root causes of hunger and helping our neighbors thrive. With support from the Central Florida community, Second Harvest Food Bank is feeding inspiration, change, achievement, health — and families facing hunger. To learn more about SHFBCF, visit www.FeedHopeNow.org.
Feeding South Florida’s mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts and transforming lives through innovative programming and education. As South Florida’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving 25% of the state’s food insecure population, Feeding South Florida is the largest, most efficient food bank serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. More than 98% of all donations are put back into the community. Learn more at https://feedingsouthflorida.org/.
Second Harvest of the Big Bend is on a mission to feed the hungry in the Big Bend through its network of partner agencies, and to educate and engage the community in the fight against hunger. Established in 1982 as the Food Bank of Tallahassee, they began by picking up prepared and perishable foods at local restaurants and grocery stores (“food rescue”). That is continued today through its Second Helpings Program, but have continued to expand services as they work to feed the hungry. Learn more at https://fightinghunger.org/.
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank works to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day. The Food Bank supplies a majority of the food used in local hot meal sites, shelters, and food pantries. We work closely with other Northeast Ohio hunger relief organizations, providing food and nonfood products to hunger centers administered by the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland, the Catholic Hunger and Shelter Network, and the Salvation Army, among others. Learn more about us at www.greaterclevelandfoodbank.org.
The Athens County Food Pantry was first conceived in early 1980 with the Athens County Ministerial Association. Shortly thereafter, in July of 1980, the food pantry opened and began serving the Athens County Community with direct food assistance for families in need. Approximately 816 people were fed that first year, with an average monthly budget of just $267. We’ve inhabited many locations throughout the county, had many committed volunteers, and faced many challenges but throughout, our one goal has remained the same: to serve our neighbors with food and support. Learn more at https://athenscountyfoodpantry.org/.
The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is a regional community foundation serving Appalachian Ohio’s 32 counties with the mission to create opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. Since 1998, the Foundation has been working with donors who are passionate about Appalachian Ohio, its communities, and its future. We’re here to help donors give back in ways that are meaningful – to them and to our region. Learn more at https://appalachianohio.org/.
Freestore Foodbank’s mission is to improve lives by eliminating hunger in partnership with our community, and our vision is to create a hunger-free, healthy, and thriving community. To achieve this vision, our objectives are to provide nutritious food, connect to support services and offer a pathway from crisis to stability. Learn more at https://freestorefoodbank.org/.
Since 1980, the Mid-Ohio Food Collective has strived to make nutritious food accessible to those in our communities experiencing food insecurity, distributing millions of pounds of food per year — over half of which is fresh — to 20 counties across central and eastern Ohio. Learn more at https://mofc.org/.
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*Up to $1,098,000 total through December 31, 2022 (up to $180,000 to United Way, $100,000 each for Greater Boston Food Bank, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Maryland Food Bank and Pat Tillman Foundation, Arizona, $60,000 to California Association of Food Banks, $50,000 each to Feeding New York State and City Harvest, New York City/New York State, $33,000 each to Food Lifeline, Washington, Idaho Food Bank, Oregon Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Second Harvest of the Big Bend, Florida, and Feeding South Florida, $20,000 each to Athens County Food Pantry, Ohio, The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, Mid-Ohio Food Collective, Freestore Food Bank, Ohio, and Greater Cleveland Food Bank, and $10,000 each to Food Bank of Alaska, Hawaii Food Bank, San Francisco Marin Food Bank, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Feeding San Diego and Placer Food Bank, California. Recipient charity dependent on market where limited-edition product offered for sale: United Way to receive donation for limited-edition product offered for sale outside local markets. No minimum donation. Purchase does not impact donations. Donation made via corporate advised fund administered by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation.