Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation 2020 Recipients
Organizations that lay the foundation for stronger communities will have more resources to help them help others thanks to Brookshire Brothers. On Tuesday, January 21st the Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation awarded $123,000 in grants to 36 nonprofit organizations and 4 education foundations across its market area. The grants give organizations the resources they need to continue living out their mission of serving those in need. Trustees and company executives presented funds to the recipients at the Brookshire Brothers’ Distribution Center in Lufkin, Texas.
In making the presentations, Brookshire Brothers President, CEO and Charitable Foundation Board Member John Alston said, “You make things happen in your communities. You change lives. We are grateful to have the opportunity to help you live out your mission. We thank you for what you do every day.”
During the last decade, the Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation has given more than a million dollars to a variety of non-profits. For nearly twenty years, Brookshire Brothers has invited its vendors to play in two Charitable Foundation golf tournaments each year. Vendor partners appreciate the opportunity to network with their colleagues while raising money for non-profits – all which support children and families and align with Brookshire Brothers’ core value of being a community grocer. Each year, the funds are granted based on the organizations’ needs and application requests.
The 2020 recipients are:
The Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation in an effort to continue to equip our non-profits to carry out their mission and steward their resources wisely, is also inviting a representative from each nonprofit to attend the 3rd Annual Angelina College Nonprofit Leadership Conference on Friday, January 31st courtesy of the Charitable Foundation.
In addition to these contributions, Brookshire Brothers has a separate employee-run Donations Committee, which meets monthly to consider hundreds of donation requests from throughout the company’s footprint.
Brookshire Brothers is employee-owned and community driven. Its assets include 115 retail outlets incorporating grocery stores, convenience stores, as well as free standing tobacco, pharmacy and petro locations. Its footprint stretches east to Lake Charles, Louisiana, west to Dublin, Texas, north to Whitesboro, Texas and south to Ganado, Texas. For more information about Brookshire Brothers and its family of brands please visit www.brookshirebrothers.com.