The Fresh Market is committed to being an active part of the communities where we do business. We are proud to support many local organizations that are important to our communities, our customers and our employees.
All of stores donate regularly to local food banks. In 2013, we donated over $16.4 million worth of food. In 2014, we provided over $17.8 million.
Our store supports fun, creative fundraising efforts with quarterly in-kind donations in partnership with local organizations. In 2014, our stores provided over $800,000 worth of in-kind donations.
The Fresh Market is proud of its longstanding partnership with JDRF, the leading global funder of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. We support JDRF nationally in a variety of fundraising efforts throughout the year. To date, we have raised over $4 million for JDRF and helped increase awareness for their work to create a world without T1D through our annual JDRF Paper Sneaker and Sidewalk Sale, our Wine Gala program, corporate donations, and other fundraising events. To find out more, visit jdrf.org.
The Fresh Market is a proud partner of No Kid Hungry, a national nonprofit committed to ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. In 2014, The Fresh Market raised over $408,000 for No Kid Hungry. To date, The Fresh Market has raised over $757,000 for No Kid Hungry. Visit Strength.org to get involved.
Our stores have raised over $441,000 for disaster relief efforts. We also serve as a collection point for the American Red Cross.