SHOP PENN Gives Thanks and Gives Back
As we enter the holiday season, SHOP PENN businesses have been finding ways to give back in meaningful ways. With the generous help of customers, local partners, and foundations, these businesses are making a profound impact throughout the community. Learn how you can lend a hand in supporting your favorite small businesses and the Philly community at the same time. Remember, we are stronger together.
The newest member of the Shop Penn community, ACME Markets, announced at the grand opening of its 40th and Walnut Street location that the ACME Markets Foundation will donate $50,000 to local hunger programs supporting the West Philadelphia community. Those donations include $10,000 to Share Food Program, $10,000 to Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, $10,000 to Netter Center for Community Partnerships, $10,000 to Philadelphia School District Home & School Council and $10,000 to Together for West Philadelphia.
honeygrow introduced a Buy One, Get One promotion for all healthcare professionals and staff at the beginning of the pandemic then expanded the promotion to be a $5 app credit for all essential workers. Honeygrow has also introduced the Cater it Forward program, where guests could donate a catering meal to local hospitals in need of food, in addition to company-based donations. People wishing to donate meals can place a honeygrow catering order and have it delivered to those fighting on the frontlines. If interested in donating, text "DONATE" to HONEY (466-39) or reach out via http://honeygrow.com/contact-us.
United By Blue
United By Blue has transitioned its flagship store in Old City into a grocery store, selling local food and toiletries to help the local community. It is also partnering with Independence Blue Cross to deliver groceries at no cost to at-risk seniors. Customers can still order coffee and a breakfast sandwich to go and for delivery. The store continues to help to protect the Philadelphia homeless population during this difficult time by donating masks to Chosen 300. For every Salvaged Hemp Blend Face Mask that they sell they are donating one to the Chosen 300, which serves the homeless and hungry by providing meals and other services to those in Philadelphia.
High Street Provisions
High Street Provisions continues to donate meals to local hospitals as part of the #givephillyeats campaign. Local chefs from all over the city prepared 3,500 meals for healthcare workers. The campaign began when Save Philly Eats and Fuel the Fight partnered up. High Street also donated 50 meals to the VA Hospital through College Together.
HipCityVeg has partnered with Support + Feed and several other vegan restaurants throughout Philadelphia to deliver thousands of meals to the front lines of the city’s growing economic and health crisis. Some of the organizations that received meals in Philadelphia are Black Doctors Consortium, One Day at a Time, PAWS animal shelter, Project HOME, Puentes de Salud, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region, and more.