Guinness is raising a toast to all the heroes who got us here today and are still working for tomorrow. To help with continued COVID-19 relief efforts, this St. Patrick’s Day we’re donating $600,000 to Team Rubicon (https://teamrubiconusa.org) and organizations fighting food scarcity across the country. Raise a toast of your own using #AToastTo and @GuinnessUS on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and we’ll donate an additional $1 (up to $100,000) for every qualifying post through March 21, 2021. For details (including list of all participating nonprofit entities), visit ToastTo.us. No purchase of alcohol is necessary to participate.
Contributions from #AToastTo participation will specifically benefit:
Team Rubicon serves communities by mobilizing veterans to continue their service, leveraging their skills and experience to help people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises. Volunteers are currently supporting more than 30 different COVID vaccination sites across 20+ states, and have aided in the distribution of +155,000 immunizations. To date, Team Rubicon has launched over 800 operations in response to disasters across the U.S. and world. Programs and services are made possible by the support of individual donors, corporate partners, and the dedication of volunteers across the country. Learn more at https://TeamRubiconUSA.org/give.
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 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. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need by double the amount of food needed to meet the increase of food insecurity across Eastern Massachusetts. Learn more at https://www.gbfb.org/
The Greater Chicago Food Depository provides food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in the community. It is part of a united community effort working to bring food, dignity and hope to the greater Chicago area and acts as the hub for a network of more than 700 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs. Learn more at https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/
California is in the midst of a health and hunger crisis. While food insecurity was pervasive in some communities even prior to the pandemic, since COVID-19 and the upending of our economy, food systems, and way of life, the number of people struggling to put food on the table has doubled. California Association of Food Banks is working with our 42 member food banks, anti-hunger allies, and state partners to respond to this unprecedented need for food. Since March, we’ve shipped more than 1.5 million meal boxes throughout the state for pick-up at food banks, and more than 100 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables and proteins. We’ve raised more than $2.7 million in grants for our food banks. And CAFB is advancing initiatives to support communities most affected by hunger: seniors, children, and Black, Latinx, and Native American communities, as well as those impacted by recent wildfires. Together, we are meeting this moment and planning for a resilient and hunger-free future. Learn more at http://www.cafoodbanks.org/
St. Mary’s Food Bank exists to help feed hungry families throughout Phoenix and nine Arizona counties through the gathering and distribution of food while encouraging self-sufficiency, collaboration, advocacy and education. St. Mary’s Food Bank is truly a community-based organization. Individual donors, corporate donors, and private grants help feed hungry individuals and families in the area. Learn more at https://www.firstfoodbank.org.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores and distributes donated food to more than 550 feeding partners in six Central Florida counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia. LEarn more at https://www.feedhopenow.org.