Monica White, FOODShare President & CEO accepting a large check from Stonefire Grill.
On June 12 Stonefire Grill Ventura presented a check for $26,250 to FOODShare. A record amount from all of their opening donations.
Stonefire Grill collects money for all of their new restaurants partnering with a local non-profit whose values and core mission align with theirs. At other locations they have partnered with the Pediatric Therapy Network, United Way Habitat for Humanity and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The amount is determined based upon all beer and wine sales(good thing Venturan’s like to drink) along with all gratuities collected which are matched by Stonefire. For their Ventura pre-opening events, beer, wine and gratuities totaled $13,125, so they matched that amount for a total donation contribution of $26,250 to FOOD Share.
Stonefire stated “We believe that being of service to the greater community, not only through food, but through our daily action, is simply the right thing to do. It’s at the core of who we are and it demonstrates to our own team how important it is to be a small but meaningful part of something much greater than one’s self. We are happy to serve.”
Monica White, FOODShare President & CEO told the Breeze “Stonefire Grill in Ventura, in partnership with FOOD Share recently invited friends and family to an invite only, pre-opening celebration weekend. Guests were treated to a complimentary meal at the new location in Ventura. While not required, guests were encouraged to tip generously. All tips and beverage proceeds were generously matched by Stonefire Grill and donated to FOOD Share of Ventura County.
“An appreciative group of board members, staff and volunteers for FOOD Share attended the check presentation on July 12 and were thrilled to receive a check in the amount of $26,,250. We cannot thank our new friends at Stonefire Grill enough. When they asked us to invite our friends and family, I think they were surprised, yet pleased, at the number of FOOD Share supporters that showed up” said Monica White.
Jennifer Caldwell, Director of Marketing did the calculations as the group posed for a photo in front of the restaurant. “With this donation, FOOD Share can provide 78,750 meals!”
As Ventura County’s food bank, FOOD Share serves nearly 75,000 people each month through their 200 partner pantries and agencies. Celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, the FOOD Share team was grateful and appreciative of the donation from Stonefire Grill.
More information at https://foodshare.com/.